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T20 World Cup 2021 South African Cricketer Quinton de Kock apologizes on Black Lives Matter Issue and no ready to take the knee


New Delhi. South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock is stunned by the action of the country’s cricket board and has apologized for his decision not to kneel in the match against West Indies (T20 World Cup SA vs WI). Actually, de Kock had refused to kneel before the Black Lives Matter match in violation of the instructions of the South Africa Cricket Board 2 days ago and for this reason he did not even in the match against West Indies. had landed. However, South Africa won this match by 8 wickets. The sword of action was hanging on Dekock since this act and within 2 days he took a U-turn and accepted his mistake for his actions.

De Kock had a long discussion with Cricket South Africa on this issue. After this, he issued a statement and presented his side. De Kock said- “I want to play cricket for the country. I want to start this by saying sorry to fellow players, fans. I never wanted to make an issue out of it. I understand the importance of standing up to racism, and our responsibility as players to set an example. If it gives me pleasure to do so by kneeling down, I am ready to do so.”

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He further said- “By not playing against West Indies, my intention was not to insult anyone in any way. Especially the West Indies team itself. Maybe some people don’t understand my point. Because this thing came to my mind even before the match on Tuesday. I am ashamed of the confusion, pain and anger caused by me. I think I have to explain my side on this issue. Because I myself come from a mixed caste family. My stepmother was black herself. From the day I was born. For me ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been doing it.

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South Africa board was angry with de Kock’s action
Let us tell you that Quinton de Kock refused to play in the match against West Indies. Because he did not want to kneel before the match under the Black Lives Matter movement. The South Africa Cricket Board was angry with his stand and had also summoned a report from the team management. After that action could be taken against them. But before that, De Kock issued a statement apologizing and agreed to kneel in the next matches in the T20 World Cup.

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