Black Lives Matter movement is about equality: Michael Holding

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding on Wednesday sent out a powerful message on racism and Black Lives Matter movement, saying the protest is about equality and not one-upmanship in society.In the video that was broadcast by Sky Sports, Holding was speaking ahead of the first Test between England and the West Indies which got delayed due to rain. Holding and former English women’s cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent reflected on the much prevalent racism in the society. “At protests years ago, even when Martin Luther King was marching, you would have predominantly black faces and a few white faces. This time a lot of white people are involved in these protests and that is the difference,” said Holding. “What they saw (happen to George Floyd) was disgusting and people thought to themselves ‘enough is enough’. Everyone is recognising it, coming alive and seeing the difference in treatment of people. “We are all human beings so I hope that people recognise that the Black Lives Matter movement is not trying to get black people above white people or above anyone else. It is all about equality. “When people say ‘all lives matter’ or ‘white lives matter’, please, we black people know white lives matter. I don’t think you know that black lives matter. Don’t shout back at us that all lives matter. White lives matter, it is obvious, the evidence is clearly there. We want black lives to matter now. Simple as that,” said Holding. (IANS) Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Dr Satyakam Phukan in conversation with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Haryana Steelers

first_imgMumbai: Skipper Deepak Hooda led from the front as Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Haryana Steelers 37-21 in their Pro Kabaddi League match played here on Wednesday. This was Jaipur’s third win in as many matches and the side took control of the game in the second half by inflicting two ‘all-outs’ on the opposition.Hooda (14 points) was the star performer, while Sandeep Dhull (6 points) and Vishal (4 points) complemented the skipper well. Jaipur opened their account by successfully tackling Haryana raider Naveen. But Haryana tackled Hooda to make it 2 -1.Jaipur surged ahead 5-2, courtesy a successful raid by Deepak. But some good work by Haryana helped them reduce the deficit to 5-6 in a closely-fought game.Jaipur, with successful tackles and raids, were inching ahead. However, with their defenders up to the mark, Haryana were closing in on the gap.But Jaipur defenders successfully tackled Naveen to take them 10-8 ahead. Deepak, then with three minutes to go for the first half, grabbed two points to take Jaipur 12-8 ahead.Haryana’s K Selvamani was successfully tackled by Jaipur in the dying minutes of the first half as they went 13 -8 ahead into the break.After the break, Jaipur inflicted an all-out to surge 17-8 ahead. And then there was no looking back for the outfit as they continued their dominance maintaining a 10-point lead with nine minutes left for the game to end over Haryana.Jaipur inflicted the second all out in the 36th minute of the match to move 34-16 and their win just remained a formality. Finally, Jaipur won 37-21 and continued their winning run.In the second match of the day, U Mumba suffered a 23 27 loss to U P Yoddha, with Monu Goyat (6 points) and Sumit (6 points) starring for the side from the north. The match went down the wire and UP Yoddha held their nerves in the dying minutes of the game to come out triumphant. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more