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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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