A rising variety of athletes have joined the worldwide protests following the loss of life of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in police custody in the USA.

ICC mentioned it helps gamers’ views towards discrimination (Reuters Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ICC mentioned it’s going to assist gamers who appropriately specific their assist to the trigger
  • The ICC stands towards racism and is pleased with the variety of our sport
  • ‘We are going to train a standard sense method to the implementation of rules in relation to this concern’

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) will take a “frequent sense method” to cope with any potential Black Lives Matter protests by the gamers, the governing physique mentioned on Wednesday.

A rising variety of athletes have joined the worldwide protests following the loss of life of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody final month after a white police officer knelt on his neck.

The ICC often doesn’t permit gamers to show messages “referring to political, spiritual or racial actions” however has joined soccer’s governing physique FIFA in being ruled by “frequent sense”.

“The ICC stands towards racism and is pleased with the variety of our sport,” an ICC spokesperson mentioned in a press release mailed to Reuters.

“We assist gamers utilizing their platform to appropriately specific their assist for a extra equitable society.

“We are going to train a standard sense method to the implementation of rules in relation to this concern and they are going to be assessed on a case by case foundation by the match officers.”

The ICC made India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni take away a military insignia from his wicketkeeping gloves finally 12 months’s World Cup, whereas England’s Moeen Ali was banned from carrying wristbands that includes the slogans “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” in 2014.

The governing physique launched its anti-racism coverage in 2012 and calls it “one of many hardest in world sport”.

Worldwide cricket is ready to renew after the COVID-19 enforced shutdown with England’s three-test residence sequence towards West Indies subsequent month.

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