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Darren Sammy says he faced racism while playing in IPL

Kingston: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has alleged that he was subjected to racist feedback throughout his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad within the Indian Premier League.

Sammy’s allegation got here after his vociferous help to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ marketing campaign world wide after the killing of African-American George Floyd within the US.

“I just learnt what that ‘kalu’ meant when I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They call me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I’m angry,” Sammy wrote on his Instagram web page on Saturday.

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He didn’t say when precisely he confronted these remarks and by whom.

“Oh in order that’s what that meant once they referred to as me and @tp_perera kalu in India once we performed for Sunrisers. I simply thought they have been calling me sturdy black man I’m extra piss (sic) now.

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Sammy has urged the ICC to take severe be aware of racism which exists within the gentleman’s recreation.

“@ICC and all the opposite boards are you guys not seeing what’s taking place to ppl like me? Are you not gonna communicate in opposition to the social injustice in opposition to my form. This isn’t solely about America,” he had tweeted earlier.

Sammy, who performed 38 Exams, 126 ODIs and 68 T20 Internationals, captained the West Indies to 2 T20 World Cup titles.

“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,” learn his earlier tweet.

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ motion gathered steam within the US after Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, died on Might 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for practically 9 minutes.

(PTI)

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