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Cricket not free of racism, alleges Gayle

New Delhi : Expressing solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign, star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has alleged that he faced racist remarks during his career and cricket is not free of the menace.

Gayle did not elaborate when he faced racial remarks but hinted it might have been during his stints at global T20 leagues.

“I have travelled the globe and experienced racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on,” he posted on instagram on Monday night.

“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,” he said.

Racism in cricket drew attention most recently last year when England pacer Jofra Archer was abused by a spectator in New Zealand. New Zealand’s top players and the cricket board had offered apologies for the incident to the Englishman.

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