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  28 Oct 2021, 13:31

South Africa's De Kock says sorry for refusing to take knee

  DUBAI, Oct 28, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - South African star Quinton de Kock has

apologised for refusing to take the knee in his team's Twenty20 World Cup
match and said he would be "happy" to do it.

  "I would like to start by saying sorry to my teammates, and the fans back
home," de Kock said in statement Thursday. "If me taking a knee helps to
educate others, and makes the lives of others better, I am more than happy to
do so."

  De Kock pulled out of Tuesday's match against holders West Indies for
"personal reasons", defying orders from Cricket South Africa to their players
on following the anti-racism gesture.

 

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