Sammy believes bouncer rules was made to limit the success of black teams
After the merciless killing of a black guy in USA, there has been raising voice against racism in every corner of the World. Former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy raises his voice against racism and revealed that, he was prey to racism while playing international cricket and tournaments.
This time the former captain Darren Sammy revealed that he believes, the rule which limiting the number of bouncers bowled in a cricket match was brought about to limit the success of the black team.
Sammy said that the rule were never thought of, when the likes of Australian pacers Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee were hurting people with their fast bowling while talking about the documentary film ‘Fire in Babylon’ that charts the success of the West Indies team of the 1970s and 1980s.
“Looking at the Fire in Babylon, looking at when Thomson and Lillee and all these guys were bowling quick and hurting people. Then I watch a black team becoming so dominant and then you see the bouncer rule start to come in and all these things start to come in and I take it, as I understand it, as this is just trying to limit the success of a black team could have,”
Sammy told Inside Out.
“I might be wrong but that’s how I see it. And the system should not allow that.”
Sammy is the first one who previously spoken out on facing racism within the sport field after an American citizen George Floyd was killed. Floyd was killed after a police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.
“The kneeling on this guy’s neck brought so many scenarios to me. The symbol itself, I saw it as the people in power suffocating those who are less fortunate.”