Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
2 minute read
19 Jul 2020
11:05 am

De Villiers pleased to see cricket taking a united stance

Ken Borland

Following a fractious week for the game, the launch of 3TCricket provided some balm, and former national captain AB de Villiers was relieved to see the unity displayed at the weekend as an air of reconciliation settled over SuperSport Park.

AB de Villiers played a key role in lifting the Solidarity Cup for the Eagles. Picture: Gallo Images

During the inaugural clash, which brought an end to a lengthy hiatus for South African sport due to the  coronavirus pandemic, all the players wore black armbands with Black Lives Matter written on them. All three teams, the officials and the commentators also took a knee before the start of play, in support of the movement. "I'm happy with how things have unfolded. We've had really good communication, nobody felt left out and it was all explained to us," De Villiers said. "Black Lives Matter and the campaign against gender based violence were the causes that were the focus for...