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Former West Indian skipper Daren Sammy has stressed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) must educate young cricketers about racism in the sport. Daren Sammy has been the flagbearer of the recent movement against racism in cricket and has voiced out his opinion multiple times in the last month or so.
Sammy has been vocal about racism following the killing of George Floyd in the USA. Earlier, the West Indian had urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other cricket boards across the globe to support the fight against racism.
Sammy was speaking during ICC’s online series Interviews Inside Out which was moderated by former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop. It also featured England’s Isa Guha, former South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy, former Australia allrounder Tom Moody, and Pakistan’s Bazid Khan.
Daren Sammy Urges ICC To Educate Budding Cricketers On Racism In Cricket
“There is a need for education at a systematic level. Just as there is an emphasis on education around anti-doping or anti-corruption, the same emphasis must be given to educating the youth on anti-racism in order to help young cricketers understand diversity in cricket and adapt early on,” Daren Sammy, a two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper, said.
Earlier this month, Sammy had demanded an apology after claiming that he was subjected to racism during his stint with Sunrisers Hyderbad teammates in the IPL when he was called ‘Kalu’ — a derogatory word to describe black people — by his teammates.
A Lot Of Cricketers has Supported Daren Sammy
Tom Moody, Isa Guha, and Ian Bishop all supported Sammy’s views and said that it is must to eliminate such sort of filth not only from the gentleman’s sport but from the world. Earlier, Chris Gayle had also supported Sammy and said that he too had faced a lot of racist remarks over the years in his international cricket career.
James Anderson and West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo also stressed upon the issue in recent times and said that there is an urgent need to eliminate racism from the world.