17 November, 2020
Australians To Make "Barefoot Circle" Anti-Racism Gesture In India Series
The Australian men's cricket team will form a "barefoot circle" before the upcoming series against India to demonstrate opposition to racism and celebrate Aboriginal culture, vice-captain Pat Cummins said Monday.
This practice of gathering barefoot on the pitch before a series was first introduced by the Australian women's team this year at the urging of all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner, who has Aboriginal heritage.
Pat Cummins said the men's team would do it for the India tour, which gets under way on November 27, and make it a regular pre-match ritual at the start of a series.