The Proteas opted to boost a fist fairly than take a knee in recognition of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) motion.
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Previous to the primary supply within the first Take a look at between the Proteas and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday, Cricket South Africa (CSA) issued an announcement confirming the stance the workforce would take.
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In the meantime, Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne gained the toss and elected to bat on a green-looking pitch.
PROTEAS HANDED DEBUT TO LUTHO SIPAMLA
The Proteas handed a debut to 22-year-old seamer Lutho Sipamla.
He turned the 111th Proteas participant.
In an excerpt from the assertion, CSA acknowledged: We have now taken the choice – by a strategy of deep democracy – to boost our fists at first of the Take a look at collection towards Sri Lanka as a gesture to specific our ongoing commitments. We recognise that gestures have histories and contexts, which carry which means past themselves (each constructive and adverse) and that these gestures could also be open to misinterpretation. Symbols additionally serve the aim of speaking shared values and which means.
Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (captain & wkt), Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi
Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wkt), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha