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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cricket West Indies: We stand with our players in fight against racism

The Cricket West Indies (CWI)  have stated that they will join their cricketers, all sportsmen and sports administrators in speaking out against all forms of racism and inequality. CWI also said that the Caribbean people have fought many battles "on and off the field" against discrimination faced by the people of colour, as CWI joined its players in condemning racism after an unarmed African-American man's death in police custody sparked widespread protests.

Cricket West Indies

Everywhere in the world protests have erupted after George Floyd died gasping for breath as a white policeman in Minneapolis pressed his knee into the handcuffed man's neck. 

Cricket West Indies (CWI) said in a statement that,"We join our cricketers, other cricket stakeholders, all sportsmen, sportswomen, and sports administrators, in speaking out against all forms of racism and inequality. The people of the West Indies have fought many battles of our own, on and off the field. We have been blessed to witness the prowess, determination and leaders of our cricketing heroes who united the Caribbean and brought great success and pride to our people."

West Indies cricket players like Chris Gayle & Darren Sammy have come out to speak openly against the racism faced by people of colour throughout the world. The CWI said people from the island nations have fought their battles to retain their dignity and identity over decades and returned victorious.

After the flamboyant Gayle narrated how he was a victim of racism, two time World T20 winning West Indies captain Darren Sammy urged the ICC to condemn such behavior. Sammy said on Tuesday that,"Right now, if the cricket world not standing against the injustice against people of color after seeing the last video of that foot down the next of my brother you are also part of the problem."

Gayle & Sammy

The CWI statement further said that,"Our cricketing heroes helped in large measure to pave the way of cricket and our West Indian societies to thrive at home, and generated great enjoyment and dignity for the West Indian diaspora broad while they faced their own experiences of inequality and injustice in their adopted homes."

CWI ended with,"We therefore support all supporting icons and role models who are today leading the way in peacefully protesting and standing against the scourge of racism and injustice."

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