"New rules in cricket were introduced after a black team started dominating," says Daren Sammy

Sammy feels cricket hasn't been fair to the black cricketers.

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Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy doesn't want racism to affect cricket. His comment came after the recent incident of African-American man George Floyd's death in the USA which has affected him. Floyd was killed by a white policeman.

Sammy talked about the unfortunate killing of the black man and said the powerful people are still suppressing the less fortunate.

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"The Kneeling on this guy's neck brought so many scenarios to me. The symbol itself, I saw it as the people in power suffocating those who are less fortunate," Sammy said in an episode of Inside Out.

The Caribbean cricketer also got vocal about the attempts made in the cricket world to weaken the West Indies cricket team who dominated the 1970s and 80s of the game.

Sammy took reference of the movie Fire in Babylon and said bouncer rule was introduced after West Indies pacers started troubling the batters. But when Australia fast bowlers like Jeffrey Thomson and Dennis Lillee hurt the opponents, it was all fine. 

"Looking at the Fire in Babylon, looking at when Thomson and Lillee and all these guys were bowling quick and hurting people. Then I watch a black team becoming so dominant and then you see the bouncer rule start to come in and all these things start to come in and I take it, as I understand it, as this is just trying to the success of a black team could have. I might be wrong but that's how I see it. And the system should not allow that."


By Sihyeu Singh - 26 Jun, 2020

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