Australia's cricketers celebrate NAIDOC Week to Indigenous culture and history and make a stand against racism

Australia's cricketers marked the begin of NAIDOC Week with a Barefoot Circle earlier than each of modern-day three Marsh Sheffield Shield games.


Circles had been shaped at Karen Rolton Oval and Gladys Elphick Park in central Adelaide and at ACH Stadium in the seaside suburb of Glenelg before modern start of round 4 of the Shield competition as gamers mentioned the regular owners of the lands, and united to "stand strong towards racism".

This 12 months marks the first time the annual NAIDOC Week things to do have fallen in the cricket season, and there are further events deliberate later in the week with the Rebel WBBL's First Nations Festival of Cricket.

The ceremony performed underneath cloudless skies at Glenelg Oval, in the common lands of the Kaurna human beings who inhabited what is now Adelaide and the surrounding plains, was especially poignant for two high-quality reasons.

The barefoot circle formed by means of gamers and officers from South Australia and Queensland teams was addressed by using Redbacks coach Jason Gillespie, a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi country (born in Sydney) who was additionally the first Indigenous male to represent Australia in Test cricket. 

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