Sri Lanka cricket team to not take a knee in ongoing T20 World Cup, clarifies Sri Lanka Cricket

The Sri Lankan side is placed second in the Group 1 having won the lone game they played against Bangladesh.

SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 28 October 2021 12:39 pm

As the T20 World Cup is currently underway in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, the teams in Super 12 stage are currently playing for the semi-final spot. However, some teams have almost fixed their semi-final berth, there are others who are struggling hard to grab what is left.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka cricket board has come up with a clarification of what they had stated earlier. The board has continued to stay firm on their decision to not take a knee in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on the directive which was issued earlier ahead of their tour of West Indies earlier this year.

Notably, there have been a lot of talks around the Black Lives Matter movement. Wile some teams have mutually agreed to take a knee in support of the movement, the others have kept their consent and have remained stern on not taking a knee.

Earlier, South Africa wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock made himself unavailable ahead of their clash against West Indies on October 25. While Cricket South Africa (CSA) had issued a directive prior to this match that the South Africa team must collectively take a knee pre-game, De Kock had failed to do the same in their previous matches.

Cricket South Africa later confirmed on De Kock's decision. They have agreed that the wicketkeeper batter did make himself unavailable as he did not want to take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sri Lanka likely to continue their winning run in the tournament

The Sri Lankan team is placed in Group 1 of the Super 12 stage, alongside England, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh & West Indies, terming it as the Group of Death. Having won the only game game they played against Bangladesh, they occupy the second place with England sitting at the top having won both the matches they have played so far in the tournament.

The island nation will next face Australia on October 28 at the Dubai International Stadium.

Notably, the top two teams from Group 1 and Group 2 will proceed to the semifinals the winners of which will be the finalists. The final is set to be played on November 14, 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium.