The West Indian cricketers have shared their support for the Black Lives Matter cause with two times T20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy, urging the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stand up against racism.
Talking about the incident, he said that it happens every day with people of color, adding that if cricket boards are not uniting against the evil, they are also a part of the problem.
. @ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind. This is not only about America. This happens everyday #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 2, 2020
Right now if the cricket world not standing against the injustice against people of color after seeing that last video of that foot down the next of my brother you are also part of the problem.
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 1, 2020
The legendary West Indian opener, Chris Gayle, has also said that racism is in cricket as well, adding that he himself has experienced racial discrimination despite the fact that he is a renowned star.
In an Instagram story following the George Floyd incident, the Universe Boss
Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, stop taking black people for fools, even our own black people wise up and stop bringing down your own! I have travelled the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on.
“Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too!! Even within teams as a Black man, I get the end of the stick!!”, he further wrote in his story.
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