Quinton de Kock Apologises for refusing to take a Knee


Quinton de Kock has apologised for pulling out of Tuesday’s Twenty20 World Cup win over the West Indies after rejecting a Cricket South Africa (CSA) directive that players must “take a knee” in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

In a statement released via CSA on Thursday De Kock, who also revealed he has mixed race family, said he meant no disrespect and “would love nothing more than to play cricket for my country again”.

De Kock says his change of heart came after the players had a meeting with the CSA board on Wednesday evening.

The wicketkeeper-batsman hopes to return to the team for Saturday’s crucial third group game against Sri Lanka.