LONDON: The Black Lives Matter movement provided extra motivation to the West Indies players as they pulled off a gutsy win over England in the first Test at Southampton on Sunday, feels former West Indies captain Darren Sammy.
"When you have a movement for black lives, and you have a black team come to England -- with everything that's going on -- that creates extra motivation," Sammy said on the latest episode of The Cricket Debate as quoted by Sky Sports.
"And the decision to come over to England and play -- there is something special about playing in England that sees West Indians want to rise, and get extra motivated.
"The whole scenario of this Test match, the significance of cricket being back, what it meant to see a black team on TV after this time where sport has not been played, that provided extra motivation for the West Indies," said the 36-year old all-rounder. IANS