England team is extremely varied, have great deal of regard for one another: Jordan
London, June 11 (IANS) England pacer Chris Jordan has said the cricket team has a lot of respect for one another regardless of their various backgrounds and added that in the battle against racism, everybody has a function to play.
There have been mass demonstrations versus bigotry following the death of George Floyd.
Players have actually expressed their support to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ project which has actually appeared following the death of Floyd– an African-American– in police custody in the United States.
Jordan, 31, lost out on a place in last year’s World Cup-winning team but told Sky Sports News’ David Fulton that the addition of players like star quick bowler Jofra Archer, spinner Adil Rashid and all-rounder Moeen Ali sets an example for social variety in sport.
” Speaking from that group’s point of view, what you see is what you get,” said Jordan, who was named in England’s 55-man training team last month.
” It is extremely diverse and in basic that’s in fact well led by Morgy (captain Eoin Morgan).
” We embrace the reality that everybody has come from different backgrounds, we embrace the fact that everybody has various values and stuff like that and we really play as one.
” We discuss those things honestly and if anything like that was to transpire, people are called out on it for sure. You can only look on the pitch and off the pitch at the sociability that the whole team has, because entire dressing room.
” We have so much respect and love for one another which takes place onto the field but most importantly I believe it’s genuine and that’s the essential to it.
” We all have that function to play in terms of that awareness which policing which extension to be anti-racist.
” That is definitely not a concern in the England team and if anything it blazes a trail in regards to how varied the entire group is, so it’s an excellent example to follow.”
England will host the West Indies for a three-match Test series in the middle of coronavirus pandemic.
The very first Test of the much-anticipated series will be played on July 8 at the Ageas Bowl, followed by two Tests at Old Trafford on July 16 and July 24.