Players will take part in another “moment of unity” as ECB investigates unpleasant social media histories
Using anti-discrimination T-shirts in another “moment of unity” on the morning of the second test in Edgebaston, Britain will reaffirm its commitment to creating cricket as a sporting and inclusive representative.
“Look at what we decided to do at the beginning of the summer: [Lord’s Test] With a moment of unity and wearing those anti-discrimination T-shirts, this is the current feeling in our locker room and something we are very committed to. Moving forward as the side we want to do: We want to make positive changes in our sport [and] We want to make it a better place.
“Of course, there have been unpleasant cases [that have] It became clear last week and we have to own it and we have to accept it, but ultimately as a party, we have to try to find ways to improve our game and improve society through cricket.
“We will continue to wear these shirts and continue to find ways to train as a player and as a team, and continue to find ways to improve our sport and ways to take action this summer and beyond. I have the feeling and the feeling of the group.
“We’ve spent a lot of time talking about things, both this week and especially last year: How can we shape the game better? How can we make a real difference as a group of players? We are even very “We are very committed to it, even given what has happened. It will not affect us. We have a strong feeling about it and we will try to make a difference in our sport.”
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England on the morning of the first day of the test, the first moment of unity outside the House in the Lord, wearing a T-shirt – displaying anti-discrimination messages on the back and “Cricket is a game for everyone” on the front The men’s counties and regional women’s teams have followed the opening day of the county championship, the statue of Rachael Heyhoe and the Vitality Blast.
“We are committed to making a positive difference in our sport,” Ruth added. “Everything about this group of players and how we feel about things does not change because of what happened. We admit that we are not perfect and that many young people have made mistakes.
“We have to own it, we have to be strong with it, and we have to stand together as a group of players and make sure that we continue to work to improve the sport and the community through sport. If we can, we can do that. “Let’s do it and try to spread that message, then the good things that happened last week can turn into good things.”
Standing New Zealand captain Tom Latham said his team’s approach and readiness were not affected by the off-field distraction. “We will definitely treat him [England] “They are professional cricketers and we know they will be ready to leave tomorrow,” he said [despite] Everything that has happened over the past week. We certainly do not take them lightly, for sure
“From our point of view as a professional athlete, we are a role model for people and it is important to be careful about what we post on social media and what we watch out for. It is an all-encompassing game and we try not to “We do not discriminate against anyone. We have to be careful and I am sure that this issue will be addressed in the future.”
Matt Roller is Assistant Editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ mroller98