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Former West Indian pacer, Tino Best has also now come out in support of the allegations made by Chris Gayle and Daren Sammy on racism in cricket. Calling England a racist place, Best said racism was so prevalent there, that he would have played cricket anywhere in the world except the United Kingdom.
Tino Best’s comments have come after other West Indian cricketers, including Chris Gayle and Daren Sammy, expressed outrage over racism in the game. Several athletes have been speaking against racism following the death of an unarmed black man in the USA.
Now, Best has also openly criticized England for the racial remarks and hate comments they throw towards the black sportspersons.
Tino Best Agrees Facing Racism In England
“I would go and play club cricket anywhere in the world but not in England. It’s a very racial place. So what Darren (Sammy) and Chris (Gayle) are saying is absolutely true,” Best said during an Instagram Live show Say Yash To Sports.
“I feel whenever anyone faces racism, call it out, speak about it and don’t fear about the consequences,” Tino Best added.
If I had Not Had A Strong Team, They Would Have Lynched Me: Tino Best
“I used to come to the ground and bowl quick and guys would have wanted to beat me up for bowling fast. I was in this situation when if I did not have a strong team they would have probably lynched me. But, you know I tell everyone Tino La Bertram Best is a different type of black man. I was a free black man. Don’t come to me. If you ever disrespect me. I am going to hurt you,” he added.
Earlier, two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper Daren Sammy had opened up about being called ‘Kalu’, a derogatory word to describe black people, by his Sunrisers Hyderbad teammates and demanded an apology from the bunch earlier this week.