England Cricket Board has confirmed that they will be wearing Black Lives Matter logo in order to support and create awareness of the movement.
A few days ago, West Indies announced that they will be donning the outfit designed by Alisha Hosannah, partner of Premier League footballer Troy Deeney.
Talking about the same, “It is important to show solidarity to the black community and to raise much needed awareness around the topics of equality and justice,” said Root.
“The England players and management are unified in this approach and will use the platform of international cricket to fully support the objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists.
“The majority of us do not understand what individuals from BAME background have to go through when people make judgments because of the colour of their skin. As a group, we are learning about this and educating ourselves.
“There has to be equal opportunity and equal rights for all. We hope by making this stance we can play our part in standing shoulder-to-shoulder as a team and we hope that by continuing to raise awareness we can move towards a society in which the colour of your skin and your background has no bearing on your opportunities.
“It is very simple, we believe there is no room for racism or any form of discrimination, anywhere,” he said.
Quote from ESPN Cricinfo