Darren Sammy, West Indian world cup winning Captain and leading all-rounder commented in the wake of the death of George Floyd,the American African who was left gasping for breath when a white, police officer pressed his knee to his neck last week.
Sammy wrote a series of heartfelt posts on social media deploring the act and highlighting the sufferings of blacks across the world.
He urged the ICC and the entire cricket fraternity to raise their voice against Racism across the world,or else be ready to be considered “a part of the problem.”
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
. @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
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— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 2, 2020
The all-rounders comments came after George Floyd an African American was killed by a white policeman in what is being seen as a racial hatred act. Sammy wrote a series of heartfelt posts about the suffering of Blacks all over the world.He said “right now the cricketing world is not standing against the injustice against people of colour.”
Sammy pointed out that Racism is not limited to America, but blacks all over the world have to deal with this social evil on a regular basis.
” ICC and all other boards are you not seeing what is happening to people like me are you not gonna speak up against the social injustice against my kind.?”He asked.
Star west Indian player and Sammy’s former team mate Chris Gayle also expressed solidarity with the campaign , alleging that he was subjected to “Racial remarks many times in his career, racism is not limited to football it’s in cricket too.”