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Darren Sammy opens up on Sarfaraz Ahmed’s racist slur against Phehlukwayo

Darren Sammy opens up on Sarfaraz Ahmed’s racist slur towards Phehlukwayo

The same racist comment was made towards Sammy throughout IPL in 2013-14

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Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has opened up on Pakistan’s former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed’s racist slur towards South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo, throughout a One-day Worldwide (ODI) match — again in January 2019.

The incident was highlighted as soon as once more after Sammy had sought clarification from his former Sunrisers Hyderabad group mates over doubtlessly racist language directed at him when he was a part of the Indian Premier League franchise from 2013-14.

Sammy mentioned he didn’t know the that means of a Hindi phrase that some unnamed Sunrisers group mates would name him and solely turned conscious of its racial connotations after watching a TV present that mentioned the problem.

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Sarfaraz had additionally made the same racist comment towards Phehlukwayo through the aforementioned match.

“I heard Sarfaraz used [a] racial slur, however I didn’t actually dive into the story. I noticed it pop up, however I didn’t get into the small print. I wasn’t conscious it was that phrase he used again then. However I do know he issued an apology proper after. That in itself is why I’m having this dialog, whether or not you did not imply it in any manner like that we have to cease,” mentioned Sammy whereas talking in an interview with ESPNcricinfo. 

“That’s the reason I wish to have a dialog with the individuals who used it within the dressing room. Let’s cease it for us to keep away from conditions like what Sarfaraz did pondering it was harmless. If it may imply something that may very well be taken as degrading or insulting, you do not use it. Full cease,” he added.

A number of elite athletes have spoken out about racism in sport and society after the loss of life of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody in Minneapolis.

Sammy, in a sequence of tweets, additionally requested all of the cricket boards to unite in combat towards the social evil.

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