West Indies Women’s team captain, Stafanie Taylor, will continue the Black Lives Matter awareness campaign, as she suits up for the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia.
On her arrival in Australia , Taylor and her team had discussions on the issue when she requested their support in taking a knee for the duration of the WBBL. Taylor said coming off the recent West Indies women’s tour to England where they continued the awareness campaign the men’s team started in the summer during their Test series, she cannot allow the awareness to fade away.
T20 World Cup winner and highest West Indian T20 run scorer are among Taylor’s accolades as one of the most recognised women’s players in cricket today.
Taylor missed the first two Strikers matches in this year’s tournament as she was completing the mandatory two week government quarantine before rejoining the team.
The versatile player has featured in all six editions of the WBBL, playing four seasons with the Sydney Thunder before moving to the Adelaide Strikers in 2019.
In the 60 matches she has played in the WBBL, Taylor has scored 1074 runs at an average of 26.20 and taken 49 wickets.
Stand in captain for the two opening matches, Megan Schutt, said Stafanie asked for the team’s support and confirmed that they will stand in solidarity with her.