England and Australia players will pay tribute to the three Nottingham stabbing victims in the first Ashes Test…both teams will observe a minute’s silence and may wear black armbands
England and Australia players will pay their respects to Nottingham’s three stabbing victims ahead of the start of the game in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday.
The ECB has reportedly sought permission from the ICC to hold a pre-game silence period and allow players to wear black armbands, with the precise nature of the tribute to be confirmed after further discussions tomorrow morning.
English cricket has strong ties with Nottingham, who will host the Ashes Women’s Test at Trent Bridge next week.
One of the victims, Barnaby Webber, was a talented cricketer who had recently been selected to represent the University of Nottingham and play for Bishops Hall Cricket Club in Taunton.
The other student victim, Grace O’Malley-Kumar was a gifted hockey player who also represented the University after playing for England U18.
Barnaby Webber (left), a gifted cricketer, and Grace O’Malley-Kumar (right), a promising hockey player, were two of three victims killed in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
England and Australia players will pay their respects to the two victims before the first Ashes Test in Edgbaston
Nottinghamshire are also set to pay tribute to teenage girls in the Women’s Ashes Test, which kicks off on June 22.
The third victim of the atrocity was confirmed yesterday to be Ian Coates, a 65-year-old school caretaker.