Chris Gayle & Darren Sammy spoke out openly against racism after the killing of George Floyd in the US. The Caribbean people have fought many battles against color discrimination “on & off-field” said Cricket West indies as its players joined in condemning the act of racism after an unarmed African-American man’s death in police custody sparked widespread protests.
Protests have erupted in America after George Floyd died struggling for breath as a white policeman in Minnepolis pressed his knee into the handcuffed man’s neck. We join our cricketers, other cricket stakeholders, all sportsmen, sportswomen, and sports administrators, in speaking out against all forms of racism and inequality,” CWI said in a statement.
All the major sportsman right from Tiger Woods to West Indies Cricketers like Chris Gayle & Darren Sammy have come out to speak openly against racism faced by the people of colour throughout the world.
The Cricket West Indies said in a statement, “The people of the West Indies have fought many battles of our own, on and off the field. We have been blessed to witness the prowess, determination and leaders of our cricketing heroes who united the Caribbean and brought great success and pride to our people”.
After this incident came into spotlight Gayle also narrated how he was a victim of racism & two-time World T20 winning West Indies captain Sammy appealed ICC to condemn such behaviour. The CWI stated clearly that it stood by its players. “We support all the icons & role models who are today leading the way in peaceful protests & standing against the evil of racism & injustice”, stated CWI.