Speak in fight against racism; Sammy to cricketing fraternity

Speak in fight against racism; Sammy to cricketing fraternity

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New Delhi, Jun 2 : West Indies T20 World Cup winning skipper Darren Sammy on Tuesday requested the International Cricket Council and other cricket boards across the world to speak in fight against racism or be part of the problem. The all-rounder reacted sharply after George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American died while in police custody in Minneapolis leading to protests across the US.

In a series of social media posts, Sammy wrote about the sufferings of blacks across the world. "Right now if the cricket world is not standing against 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," Sammy wrote on his twitter handle. The all-rounder pointed out that racism is not just limited to America but blacks all across the world have to deal with social evil on a daily basis.

"@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?'' he asked. "This is not only about America. This happens every day #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u," Sammy said in another tweet. "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," he further tweeted. Sammy's reaction came after Chris Gayle said he also faced racism during his career, it's not just in football but also in cricket. (UNI)