The Cricket South Africa Director and former skipper Graeme Smith has come in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
“As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic,” Smith wrote on his Twitter handle.
A couple of days back fast bowler Lungi Ngidi got some support for the same from 30 cricketers including Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Ashwell Prince, Paul Adams, JP Duminy, Charl Langeveldt, Herschelle Gibbs, Alviro Petersen and Hashim Amla.
However, he was also criticised by former players Boeta Dippenaar and Pat Symcox for his stance.
But now the South African quick-bowler has got support from Faf du Plessis.
The brutal incident of killing a black guy in US had made headlines earlier and gained the attention of the cricketers especially from the West Indies and South Africa. Former Windies skipper Darren Sammy was pretty vocal about the problem of racism.
Earlier, West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy had urged the ICC and the entire cricket fraternity to raise their voice against Racism across the world, or else be ready to be considered “a part of the problem.”
Sammy pointed out that Racism is not limited to America, but blacks all over the world have to deal with this social evil on a regular basis.