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Black Lives Matter: SA's Quinton de Kock refuses to take the knee; here's how the cricketing world reacted

Quinton de Kock has decided against taking the knee for the Black Lives Matter movement during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. As a result, he pulled out of South Africa's game against the Windies, while here's what the world thinks about him.

South African wicketkeeper-opener Quinton de Kock has shocked the world for a controversial decision and reason. On Tuesday, he did not participate in his side's Super 12 game of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup against defending champion Windies in Dubai. It was revealed that he had refused to follow a Cricket South Africa (CSA) directive.

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CSA had issued a directive for every player to take the knee in support of the Black Live Matter (BLM) movement, being followed by every side in the tournament and worldwide. However, de Kock was against it and decided to pull out of the Windies tie, while he is yet to explain his decision.

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Consequently, the cricket world has been in splits. While many have criticised his decision, some has also defended his call. In the meantime, CSA is to take further action based on a report from the team management. On the other hand, we look at how some of the cricketers, commentators and journalists reacted.