Chris Jordan believes England’s Test series with West Indies can leave a lasting impact.

And not just because of the efforts of both teams to get the games on in a biosecure environment.

The Windies are 1-0 up in the three-match series, despite the best efforts of Jofra Archer at the Ageas Bowl.

Sussex star Jordan, currently recovering from surgery, enjoyed the first Test.

But he thought aspects away from the cricket itself were hugely significant.

Jordan, who was born in Barbados and plays white-ball cricket for England, was pleased to see both teams take the knee in the #raisethebat series.

He is encouraged by the reaction to the killing of George Floyd in the USA and impressed by powerful words from Michael Holding at the Ageas Bowl.

Jordan told The Argus: “When it all started, I took a few days to process what was going on before jumping in and speaking on the matter.

“In general it has been so heart-warming and powerful to see the way everyone has come together.

“It’s sad it had to come to violence for my people to be heard but I believe it is a really significant moment.

“It has been years of oppression and struggle we have had. In the end, I think knowledge is power.

“Mikey Holding hit the nail on its head. Everyone can process it and everyone can play their part in various ways.

“But the biggest part, as he said, is the education side of it. Knowledge is power. It’s about understanding history.

“Everyone can play their role in different ways. There is no right or wrong way.

“All the roles we play can add up to one big victory, if you like.

“It will definitely take time. It’s not going to happen overnight.

“But the realisations that people are coming to, the uncomfortable conversations that are being provoked, is all necessary at this point. At least they are happening,”

Jordan posted footage from a Black Lives Matter demo in London recently.

He said: “I went to experience it, just to feel the energy.

“To be in it and actually feel that energy was definitely a different feeling.”

Sussex return to action next month but the Test summer is already under way.

Jordan said: “Full credit to the West Indies for coming.

“With the pandemic going on and everything documented in the news, for them coming from probably one of the least-hit places, full credit to them for coming over.

“And full credit to the ECB for putting all those stipulations in place which allowed them to feel safe and allowed them to feel as comfortable as possible.

“The Test match was a great advert for cricket.

“It was probably one of the most watched games because it was the only live cricket being played. ’m glad it happened.”

Jordan underwent surgery last Monday to cure a steadily worsening elbow condition linked to nerve damage.

The first indications were he would require six to ten weeks of recovery and rehabilitation.

Ten weeks would rule him out of the shortened domestic season.

However Jordan is not writing off 2020 just yet.

He said: “That’s just a guideline. I’m the type of person who recovers quite quickly from stuff.

“Given timelines, I’ve always managed to be back earlier than that. He said I should feel a difference straight away.

“After that, it’s just a matter of allowing the scars to heal so they don’t open back up. Then it’s just about building back up.

“The plus side is I’ve been training for four or five weeks anyway, training for that first white-ball series.

“If I can start back moving, albeit at a low intensity, in another week or so I should be able to build back up pretty quickly. That’s the plan anyway.

“I’m not thinking too far ahead, not thinking about missing out on the season. Just see how it feels on a daily basis.”

Jordan has been suffering for five years with muscle wastage related to trapped nerves in his neck.

He said: “As I hyper-extend with no muscle in my biceps to hold it back from going all the way, it started to create a few elbow problems.

“I kept managing. I saw a specialist and we tried a few things to sort it out.

“He gave me my options and surgery was one of them but it was always going to be a very, very last resort.

“I kept finding different ways of getting through because I was still performing at a pretty decent standard.

“My schedules were crazy so I kept plugging on but, in the last month or so, I got a second opinion because I had basically tried everything bar surgery.

“After a conversation with the surgeons we connected and we came to the conclusion it was worthwhile giving it a go.

“In terms of missing the least cricket possible, this is probably going to be my only window.

“I spoke to him, Sussex medical staff, England medical staff. I got all the brains together.

“I got all the details and tried to cover every base so I had as good an understanding of the situation and the type of surgery.

“The reason for my bicep wastage is I’ve got some trapped nerves in my neck area which connect to the bicep.

“The brain stops sending that signal to tell my bicep to fire or react.

“Those nerves have been trapped for some time due to scar tissue and stuff.

“The surgery is termed minor. They are not going in to restructure anything or adding any artificial parts.

“All they are doing is decompressing a nerve, in simple terms.”