SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Quinton de Kock returned to South Africa’s team for Saturday’s T20 World Cup game against Sri Lanka — and took a knee for the Black Lives Matter movement before play started.
De Kock refused to play in Tuesday’s victory over West Indies after an order from Cricket South Africa that all its players should take a knee before games at the World Cup.
De Kock declined to do that and made himself unavailable, but issued an apology and explanation two days later. He said he felt his rights were taken away by forcing him to make the gesture and that he would take a knee in the future.
He removed his cap and took a knee Saturday alongside all the other players on the field in Sharjah.