England to join Windies in racism protest | Sunday Observer

England to join Windies in racism protest

James Anderson
James Anderson

England will consider joining West Indies if the tourists make an anti-racism gesture during the forthcoming Test series, says James Anderson.

Windies captain Jason Holder said on Wednesday he will discuss with his team if they will add to the protests seen since the death of George Floyd.

“It’s been a very thought-provoking few weeks for everyone. It’s made me do a lot of thinking,” said Anderson.

“We will have conversations about what we can do as players to make a stand.”

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who will be part of the BBC commentary team for the three-Test series beginning on 8 July, took part in a protest in London.

Earlier this week, ex-England batsman and Anderson’s former team-mate Michael Carberry said cricket is “rife with racism”.

“As players and a game, we need to be more active,” he said. “We need to actively make this a game for everyone.

“It can’t keep going the way it is. It’s just not OK. That is the sort of thing I’ve been thinking about. Is there more I can do as a player to help the situation?”