Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced that the men’s team would don black arm-bands during the England series. The players will be seen wearing the bands throughout the series starting November 27 in Cape Town.
The motive of this is to extend solidarity towards the gender-based discrimination in the country. South African government also announced a 16-day campaign against the Gender-based violence and discrimination against girls and women.
This campaign is observed every year starting from November 25 and spanning till December 10. November 25 is considered as International day for elimination of violence against women while December 10 is observed as Human Rights day.
“We, the Proteas have taken the decision to answer the call by wearing black armbands during our next games, which fall during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. This is an act of solidarity in response to a particular issue that the country is focusing its attention on during the next two weeks” CSA said in a statement.
Both England and South Africa are slated to play three T20Is and as many ODIs starting November 27 and take place until December 6.