Cricket resumed in the Test series between England and the Windies in Southampton. There was excitement, concern and suspense about its introduction. Because the Corona cases have not diminished and many players became positive during the Adria Tour tennis tournament, but everything has been good so far. Despite such pressure, the performance of the players was excellent. Professional players are always eager to perform.
Talking about the first Test game, both teams have performed well. West Indies players have played well in all departments. England’s batting without root was poor. Holder, taking a brilliant performance, took six wickets in the first innings. With this he established himself as a good all-rounder.
The Windies got a lead and the Windies got a 114-run lead in the first innings on the England backfoot . For this reason, England are still on the backfoot. But there is a lot more left in the match. The return of cricket from the result of the match can be called successful, but the most discussed debate in the match was about Michael Holding’s lecture. Both teams supported Black Lives Matter by sitting on their knees before the match.
Holding shared his experiences of racism and suggested ways to overcome it. In addition, former England’s black female cricketer Ebony Rainford Brent spoke of how racism has entered sports and life. Both players are vocal about racism.