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Cricket not free of racism, I faced it too: Chris Gayle


PTI, Jun 2, 2020, 8:03 AM IST

New Delhi: Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Monday, June 1 said that he has faced racist remarks several times in his career because of the colour of his skin, claiming that the gentleman’s game was not free of racism.

Gayle did not elaborate on what he was subjected to but hinted that he was subjected to racism when he plied his trade in various T20 leagues.

Gayle’s comments have come when the USA is witnessing massive protests following the death of African-American George Floyd, who succumbed to atrocity from a white police officer, Derek Chauvin.

“Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, pk all racist people, stop taking black people for fools, even our own black people wise the pk up and stop bringing down your own!,” Gayle wrote on his Instagram page.

“I have traveled the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on,” Gayle said.

“Racism is not only in football, but it’s also in cricket too. Even within teams as a black man, I get the end of the stick. Black and powerful. Black and proud,” he claimed.

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