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To knee or not to knee, that is the ques­tion

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The Black Caps and West Indies cricket teams will meet this week to dis­cuss what ac­tion they will take in sup­port of the Black LivesMat­ter move­ment dur­ing their up­com­ing Twenty20 and test se­ries.

New Zealand Cricket has been work­ing with the Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion on their Give Noth­ing To Racism cam­paign. Mes­sag­ing re­lated to it is set to be on dis­play at match venues this sum­mer.

Black Caps coach Gary Stead re­vealed their plans yes­ter­day as he ad­dressed me­dia at Eden Park, venue for the first T20 in­ter­na­tional of the sum­mer tomorrow night. Asked if there had been any dis­cus­sion around his team tak­ing a knee in sup­port of the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment, Stead said the first step would be for the two teams to come to­gether.

‘‘What hap­pens in terms of tak­ing a knee or any­thing like that will be dis­cussed with West Indies and I am­sure we will let you know, but the first thing is we are meet­ing with them to make sure we un­der­stand how they feel about it and un­der­stand their point of view,’’ Stead said.

 ?? GETTY IMAGES ?? West Indies field­ers take a knee in sup­port of the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment dur­ing a test match against Eng­land in Manch­ester in July.
GETTY IMAGES West Indies field­ers take a knee in sup­port of the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment dur­ing a test match against Eng­land in Manch­ester in July.

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