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Gayle joins Sammy's fight against racism

IANS/New Delhi
Filed on June 10, 2020
Flamboyant West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has voiced his support to fellow teammate Darren Sammy.-- AFP

Sammy and Gayel have expressed their support to the 'Black Lives Matter' campaign

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has lent support to his fellow teammate Darren Sammy, who has alleged that he was subjected to racial abuse in Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) camp in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"It's never too late to fight for the right cause or what you've experienced over the years! So much more to your story, Darren Sammy. Like I said, it's in the game," tweeted Gayle who has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

Both the cricketers have expressed their support to the 'Black Lives Matter' campaign which has erupted following the death of George Floyd -- an African-American -- in police custody in United States.

However, Sammy further shocked the cricketing world by claiming that a derogatory word was used for him during his stint with SRH in 2013, 14 IPL editions.

Sammy has alleged that he was called 'Kaalu' -- a derogatory word used to describe black people in India -- by his teammates in SRH. And an old post of India fast bowler Ishant Sharma from 2014 -- which has resurfaced on social media -- has confirmed Sammy's claims.

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