South Africa cricketer, Quinton de Kock’s future with the Proteas is now in doubt after he refused to take a knee.
South Africa’s players have continued to take a knee before the start of their remaining T20 World Cup matches after they were pictured taking varying stances before their defeat to Australia on Saturday.
The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Board acknowledged they “noted the personal decision” of De Kock not to take a knee and will await a further report from team management before deciding on the next steps.
CSA said concerns had been raised that different postures taken by team members in support of the BLM initiative “created an unintended perception of disparity or lack of support for the initiative”.
CSA board chairperson Lawson Naidoo added: “A commitment to overcoming racism is the glue that should unite, bind and strengthen us.
“Race should not be manipulated to amplify our weaknesses. Diversity can and should find expression in many facets of our daily lives, but not when it comes to taking a stand against racism.
South Africa made one change for the West Indies meeting from the Australia defeat, with Reeza Hendricks replacing De Kock.