England teams will pay tribute to the victims of the Nottingham tragedy.Three individuals were killed and one was badly injured in the incident.The first test begins today (Friday) in Edgbaston, England.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday that the men’s and women’s national teams will wear black armbands on the opening day of this month’s Test matches against Australia to honour the victims of a stabbing and van attack in the English city of Nottingham.
There will be a moment of silence before the men’s first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday and the women’s one-off Test against Australia in Nottingham from June 22-26.
‘The extremely tragic sights seen in Nottingham this week have caused enormous pain to everyone, especially the victims’ treasured friends and families,’ England men’s Test captain Ben Stokes said.
‘It is difficult to explain how horribly their lives and futures have been altered.
‘These incidents have saddened the England cricket teams, and we are thinking of everyone impacted at this difficult time. We shall honour them by wearing black armbands as a mark of respect.’
Three people were killed and one was badly injured as a result of the tragedy.
One of the young victims, Grace Kumar, played cricket for Woodford Wells Cricket Club and hockey for England’s Under-18 squad. Barnaby Webber, a classmate, was also reported to be a keen cricketer.
‘It was heartbreaking to read of the events in Nottingham, and it seemed much more personal to learn that two of the casualties were cricket players,’ England women’s captain Heather Knight said.
The Ashes series will begin today (Friday) at Edgbaston.