In the last few years in cricket, there has been a lot of talk of racism. The International Cricket Council is very strict about this. On Monday, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle also made a statement on the racism in International cricket. Chris Gayle, the explosive opener from the West Indies known for his cool style worldwide, has given his opinion on a very serious issue. Gayle said this in the midst of protests due to the death of black man George Floyd in police custody.
Gayle wrote in his Instagram story, “Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, p***k all racist people, stop taking black people for fools, even our own black people wise the p***k up and stop bringing down your own! I have travelled the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on. Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too. Even within teams as a black man, I get the end of the stick. Black and powerful. Black and proud.”
Let us tell you that a spectator made a racist comment on Jofra Archer during a test match played at Mount Maunganui in November last year. On the last day of this match, Spectator made this comment, after which Archer shared this on Twitter. After an investigation into the incident, the New Zealand Cricket Board imposed a 2-year ban on the spectator.