ICC World Cup T20 2021: after missing the shock of the Windies, Quinton de Kock says CE by kneeling

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South African goalkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock missed the game against the West Indies and Cricket South Africa (CSA) issued a statement saying “for personal reasons”.

However, it was later revealed that the batter missed the clash after deciding not to take the knee. But now the cricketer has come forward to apologize to his teammates and fans for removing his name from the match.

In a statement released Thursday morning (October 28), the batter said his intentions were not to hurt anyone.

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“I would like to start by apologizing to my teammates and the fans at home. I never meant to make this a problem with Quinton. I understand the importance of fighting racism, and I also understand the responsibility of us as players to give an example.

“I didn’t want to disrespect anyone in any way by not playing against the West Indies, especially the West Indian team themselves. Maybe some people don’t understand that we were affected by this on Tuesday. morning, en route to a game. I am deeply sorry for all the hurt, confusion and anger I have caused, “de Kock’s statement read.

Cricketer Proteas has also claimed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is extremely close to his heart and has agreed to kneel down in all upcoming matches.

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“For those who don’t know, I come from a mixed race family. My half-sisters are colored and my mother-in-law is black. For me, black life matters since I was born. Not just because it is there was an international movement. I was brought up to understand that we all have rights, and that they are important. I felt my rights had been taken away from me when I was told this that we had to do the way we were told, ”the statement said.

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