West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle, while showing solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign, alleged that cricket is not beyond it and has made racist comments in his career.
Gayle did not reveal when he faced them but indicated that it happened during the global T20 leagues.
He wrote on Instagram on Monday night, “I have played around the world and have suffered racist comments due to being black.”
He said, “Racism is not just in football, it is also in cricket. I have suffered a lot because of blacks within teams. Black and powerful. Black and proud of that.”
Gail made this statement after the death of African-American George Floyd in the US. A white police officer stabbed his neck with his knee, which led to his death. Violent protests have continued in the US since then.
Last year, England’s fast bowler Joffra Archer also made racist remarks in New Zealand by an onlooker. New Zealand’s top players and the cricket board apologized for it.