‘Cricket is not free of racism’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 03, 2020

‘Cricket is not free of racism’

West Indies' star batsman Chris Gayle has disclosed that he too has experienced racial remarks while playing cricket around the globe. His comments, posted on Instagram, came in the backdrop of the ongoing protests in the US after an African-American man, George Floyd, died from police brutality. The 40-year-old wrote: "Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, p***k all racist people, stop taking black people for fools, even our own black people wise the p***k 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."

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