West Indies will continue to take a knee before their matches at the men's T20 World Cup in the UAE in a stand against racism, their captain Kieron Pollard has said.

West Indies' players and support staff have kneeled and raised fists before the start of games since the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, showing their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Speaking from the team's training camp in Dubai on Tuesday, Pollard said that they would continue to do so during the tournament.

"From my knowledge at this present time, I think it's something we're going to continue because it's something that we strongly believe in, as a team," Pollard said. "Hopefully we can just continue to show our support for something that I think is close to our hearts."

England, West Indies' opponents in their opening fixture in Dubai on October 23, took a knee during series against West Indies and Ireland last year but were criticised by Michael Holding, the former fast bowler and broadcaster, for when they stopped doing so later in their home summer.

Chris Jordan, the fast bowler, said earlier on Tuesday that the England squad had not yet spoken about the possibility of taking at knee during their training camp in Oman.

"Nothing has been discussed, really" Jordan said. "We'll discuss it and if people feel strongly about it, we'll definitely do it. On the flip side, if we don't, then we won't. We'll have to discuss that internally and then take it from there."

Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98