South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has apologized for not kneeling before the match against the West Indies in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Super 12 stage.
Cricket South Africa has issued an apology to Quinton de Kock on Twitter in which he has apologized for his behavior.
“I apologize to my teammates and fans. If my knees help educate others and improve the lives of others, I will be happy to do so,” the cricketer said in a statement.
“I understand the importance of standing up against racism and the responsibility of the players to set an example, but just because I didn’t get down in the match against the West Indies doesn’t mean I didn’t respect anyone,” Cook said. We were told on our knees on the morning of the match that we were going to play.
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— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 28, 2021
The wicketkeeper said in an apology that if anyone’s heart has been shown, I am very sorry, Black Lives is very important to me, I am not a racist.
“There will be nothing better for me than playing for my country. If I am included in the team, I will be happy to play,” he said.
Cricket South Africa had instructed its players to sit on their knees before the start of matches to protest against racial discrimination against blacks.
South Africa first match against Australia in the World Cup, Quinton de Kock was the only player to refuse to kneel down or show solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Meter’, which the team captain described as’ personal ‘. Withdrew from Tuesday’s match against the West Indies for a number of reasons.