"This is a pivotal moment in history for sports, and for the WI cricket team. We have come to England to retain the Wisden Trophy but we are very conscious of happenings around the world and the fight for justice and equality," said Jason Holder.
Holder said equality must prevail in every walk of life.
"We did not take our decision lightly. We know what it is for people to make judgments because of the colour of our skin, so we know what it feels like, this goes beyond the boundary. There must be equality and unity. Until we get that as people, we cannot stop," he concluded.