Mumbai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday expressed its solidarity against racism through a short video of the 2019 men’s ODI World Cup final, which England won and said “cricket is nothing without diversity”.
The governing body of cricket posted a minute and 18 seconds long video on its official Twitter handle and captioned the post, “Without diversity, cricket is nothing. Without diversity, you don’t get the full picture.”
Without diversity, cricket is nothing.
Without diversity, you don't get the full picture. pic.twitter.com/kHfELJIJbt
— ICC (@ICC) June 5, 2020
The ICC used the fraction of the final of the World Cup 2019, which was decided between England and New Zealand at the final ball after the 50 overs and Super overs at Lord’s.
In the video, Jofra Archer can be seen delivering the last ball of the tournament that gave England the first title. Archer is a Barbadian who made his debut in May 2019 and was selected for England’s World Cup squad.
He impressed the world with his fury pace in quadrangular tournaments and domestic ashes.
Earlier, former West Indies captain Daren Sammy appealed to the ICC and other cricket boards to support the fight against social injustice and racism following the death of an African-American – George Floyd – in the United States.
Several ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests took place across America after a police officer, identified as Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck, which later led to his death