West Indies cricket great Michael Holding, who came out in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London along with former England women’s team player Ebony Rainford-Brent for standing up against racism.

The Freedom of the City of London is a recognition awarded to people who have achieved success and recognition in their field.

“It is entirely right to call out prejudice in all its forms, and Ebony and Michael have taken a courageous stand in speaking out against racism in this country,” William Russell, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Tuesday.

“The granting of the Freedom of the City of London recognises how they have added their voices to the growing global movement to stamp out racism.”

Holding had delivered a powerful message against racism during the recent England-West…

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