PCB urged to take up BLM logo during England series.


LAHORE -- Khalid Mahmood, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has urged the PCB to announce a decision in favour of wearing 'Black Lives Matter' logo during Pakistan's upcoming Test and T20 series in England, following the decision made by the England and Wales Cricket Board and West Indies Cricket, whose players will wear the said logo during their Test series starting from July 8.

'I would like to salute the West Indies cricketing authorities for taking the initiative [on BLM campaign] and then the ECB also joining hands. So I will advise the PCB to also announce a similar decision [for Pakistan's upcoming series in England],' Khalid told Dawn on Monday.

'Our religion Islam made it clear 1400 years ago that all human beings are equal and there is no supremacy for anyone on the basis of race, colour or wealth. For this reason, we should stand first in all such activities,' he added.

The PCB should take an early decision in this regard to show its solidarity with the world, which had raised a very strong voice this time against racism, Khalid insisted.

The England-West Indies Test series opener in Southampton will be the first international competition of cricket which remained suspended for four months due to coronavirus pandemic which has hit human lives globally.

After the end of the West Indies series, Pakistan will start their three-Test...

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