Holding's 'Why We Kneel, How We Rise' named Sports Book of the Year

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Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 19, 2021 Former West Indies cricket subordinate Michael Holding earlier the races Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

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Dec 2 (Reuters) - West Indies bowling large Michael Holding's publication "Why We Kneel, How We Rise" won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year grant connected Thursday.

The publication covers racism successful sport, examining the basal causes of the issue, the toll it takes connected communities and the world.

It features contributions from athletes specified arsenic Olympic champion Usain Bolt, shot World Cup victor Thierry Henry and four-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

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William Hill said successful a connection that judges described Holding's publication arsenic "one of the astir important sports books you volition ever read".

Holding said helium felt it was truly important to constitute the book, which bushed 5 different nominees to the 30,000 pounds ($39,930) prize.

"I anticipation it encourages radical to amended themselves astir the issues raised," said Holding, who wrote the publication with the assistance of writer Ed Hawkins.

"I americium arrogant and honoured to person the iconic William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, and I anticipation this volition assistance america dispersed the connection of 'say nary to racism' and value of learning much astir this important topic."

Holding's publication is the sixth cricket-related publication to triumph the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, which bills itself arsenic the world's longest established and richest sporting literate prize.

($1 = 0.7513 pounds)

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Reporting by Manasi Pathak successful Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis

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