Why are West Indies wearing black armbands in Perth Test: Why are the cricketers wearing black armbands today 2022?

Dixit Bhargav
|Published November 30, 2022

Australia have received a massive blow in the form of opening batter David Warner’s dismissal after captain Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bat first in the ongoing first Test match against West Indies in Perth.

Adding to an impressive start to his Test career, West Indies pacer Jayden Seales drew first blood by dismissing Warner in his second over itself. With the 36-year old batter looking to play an expensive drive right at the start, all he did was inside edge the ball to his stumps.

A 9-run opening partnership to kick-start the Australian Test summer witnessed Warner returning to the pavilion after scoring 5 (16). With Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne in the middle, the home team would be hoping for them to build a solid partnership in the morning session.

Why are West Indies wearing black armbands in Perth Test?

Playing a Test match in Australia after almost seven years, West Indian cricketers have been spotted donning black armbands over their jerseys at the Perth Stadium today.

It is worth a mention that the same has been done as a mark of respect and tribute towards former West Indies wicket-keeper batter David Murray.

Murray, 72, passed away in Barbados last week. Son of legendary West Indies batter Sir Everton Weekes (who died a couple of years ago), Murray had played 19 Tests and 10 ODIs for West Indies scoring a total of 646 runs across formats including three half-centuries (all in Tests). Unfortunately, an international career spanning across nine years is mostly remembered for infamous reasons.

Loading embed tweet https://twitter.com/windiescricket/status/1597782582057263104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“On behalf of CWI, I want to offer my sincere condolences to Ricky [Hoyte, son], and other members of David’s family and friends. David was a gifted wicket-keeper and a stylish middle-order batsman. He loved the game of cricket, and played with a smile on his face. He will be remembered as a member of the great West Indies squad which dominated world cricket for over a decade,” read a tribute issued by Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt.

Share this article

About the author

Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

Read more from Dixit Bhargav