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Aussies to ‘barefoot circle’ to support BLM ahead of India series

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Barefoot Circle. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Australian cricket team has decided to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM), a movement that began with the demise of George Floyd, a black resident of Minneapolis in the United States, due to a white cop. The men’s cricket team will stand in a circle with bare feet at the beginning of Australia’s tour of India.

Australia will take on a series of T20Is and a four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy against India in the three-match ODI series starting in Sydney from 27 November. Speaking of the same, Australia’s vice-captain and the longest format of the game in the One Day International, Pat Cummins Said that his gesture is to support indigenous people and marginalized groups.

Seamer further noted that although there are many ways through which anyone can demonstrate their support for the BLM, the Australian players have decided to stand together barefoot in a circle.

This is a small thing we’re going to introduce this summer: Pat Cummins

“In Australia, we think the most, I think the marginalized group is the first country people and indigenous people. And we think that barefoot circles are a great way to celebrate them, ”Cummins quoted Hindu as telling reporters in a video call.

“Some people may want to kneel, some people want to show it in different ways and absolutely we can be for that. But we have come together as a team and think that this is the best way we can celebrate racism as well as indigenous culture.

Australia’s men’s cricket team is following in the footsteps of its women’s team, which together formed a barefoot circle. New zealand Players in Brisbane before the limited overs series in September. Fast bowler Cummins said that the players will now try to connect with the culture of the country. This is his first step to show solidarity with the history of the nation.

He said, “You probably put your hands up and say that we haven’t done enough in the past and we want to do better, so this is a small thing that we will introduce this summer.”