Voices are being raised from all over the world, including the United States, against the murder of a black citizen in the United States and now the sports community is also protesting.
Sports around the world are raising voices in favor of George Floyd, and now cricketers, especially West Indian cricketers, are protesting and raising their voices in favor of the black American citizen.
Former West Indies captains Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle condemned the senseless killing and called on cricket to end racism.
“Even after what happened in the United States, if the world of cricket does not unite against the injustice done on the basis of color, then you are also part of the problem,” Darren Sammy said on social networking site Twitter. ۔
“Aren’t the International Cricket Council and other cricket boards watching what’s happening to people like me?” He asked. Won’t you raise your voice against social injustice like mine, it’s not just America’s problem, it’s happening to blacks on a daily basis and now is not the time to be silent.
The mentor of Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi said that black people have been suffering for a long time, I am in St. Lucia and if you consider me a part of your team then I am also very depressed and disappointed. Supporting the cause will be part of the change.
Along with Sammy, aggressive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle also spoke out against the atrocity, saying that the lives of black people are just as important as the lives of other people, let alone black people.
“I traveled around the world and because I was black, I came across racist phrases. Racism is not only in football but also in cricket,” he revealed.
He said that due to being black in some teams, he was treated with prejudice but he is proud of being black.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it has always condemned racism and has never tolerated it. Under the code of conduct, not only is the player punished, but also educated to better understand and raise awareness of the issue. Programs also have to go through.
“We have never tolerated such behavior and such action is punishable by life imprisonment. We have also instructed our members to make it clear that Discrimination or racist behavior will not be tolerated.
Meanwhile, the England Cricket Board, while completely rejecting discrimination and racism, tweeted a picture in which black cricketer Joffra Archer can be seen hugging his teammates Jose Butler and Adil Rashid.
It should be noted that on Monday, a video of the death of a black man in the United States came to light in which a police officer had placed his knee on his neck so hard that he finally died due to shortness of breath. Was
Protests erupted in the US state of Minnesota following the death of George Floyd, who is currently in the United States despite the threat of the corona virus, while curfews have been imposed in more than 40 cities.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the United States to protest the looting of large shops and stores in various cities, as well as the burning of cars and other property by angry protesters.
This behavior has been protested by players and teams in various sports around the world, and yesterday the players of the English football club Liverpool symbolically recorded their protest by sitting on their knees during training.