Daren Sammy and Chris Gayle admits being victim of racism in cricket, Demand for stricter action from ICC

Daren Sammy and Chris Gayle admits being victim of racism in cricket, Demand for stricter action from ICC
Daren Sammy and Chris Gayle admits being victim of racism in cricket, Demand for stricter action from ICC

Sports Desk- Players are also opposing apartheid following the death of black George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA. West Indies cricketers Chris Gayle and Daren Sammy have voiced against racism. Gayle said that not only in football but in all sports including cricket, there is racism. They have also fallen victim to this. The duo took to Twitter and vented over the issue.

“Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, damn all racist people, 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. Black and powerful. Black and proud.” Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.

Sammy wrote about the problems of blacks in a series of posts on social media. “Right now if the cricket world is not standing against the injustice against people of colour after seeing that last video of that foot down the next of my brother, you are also part of the problem,” he added.

“ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to people like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind. This is not only about America. This happens every day #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear you.”

For too long black people have suffered. I’m all the way in St Lucia and I’m frustrated If you see me as a teammate then you see #GeorgeFloyd Can you be part of the change by showing your support. #BlackLivesMatter.

Floyd, aged 46, was choked to death by the officer, Chauvin. He held Floyd down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, “I can’t breathe,” and “please, I can’t breathe”.