Watford captain Troy Deeney is immensely proud that his partner’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo will be worn by both West Indies and England during the upcoming Test series.
England today announced that they will join the visitors in wearing the logo on their collars – a decision which has been fully supported by the players.
The emblem was designed by Deeney’s partner Alisha Hosannah and permission has been granted for the teams to use it.
Speaking to the England and Wales Cricket Board, Deeney says, “Alisha and I are immensely proud to be asked and take part in a monumental moment in world sport, this amazing decision by the England and West Indies cricket teams to show their support for Black Lives Matter. When I got the call, I didn’t hesitate to respond, because I know as sportspersons in the spotlight, how important our efforts are to bring about change and the role we play in moving towards change in our society. Watching cricket with my granddad shaped my childhood, so it’s great to be able to help England and West Indies Cricket to show their support in such a meaningful way.”
The first Test bowls off on Wednesday 8th July 2020 in Southampton.
The remaining two Tests will be played at Manchester from July 16th to 20th and 24th to 28th.