LAHORE: In a series of messages on the social networking site Twitter, Darren Sammy said that other boards, including the International Cricket Council (ICC), should raise their voices against social injustice, because now is not the time to be silent. Darren Sammy added that this is not just about America, such incidents happen every day everywhere, now is the time to speak instead of silence, I want to hear you all.
. @ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind. This is not only about America. This happens everyday #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 2, 2020
Darren Sammy added that black people have been enduring such incidents for a very long time. In another tweet, Darren Sammy said he was in St. Lucia and watching the inhumane video of George Floyd's assassination brought tears to my eyes.
For too long black people have suffered. I’m all the way in St Lucia and I’m frustrated If you see me as a teammate then you see #GeorgeFloyd Can you be part of the change by showing your support. #BlackLivesMatter— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 2, 2020
Former West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy, while expressing his sentiments in favor of the black American citizen, wrote that even after watching George Floyd's video, the world of cricket would not stand up against injustice with blacks. There are equal partners in this issue.
Right now if the cricket world not standing against the injustice against people of color after seeing that last video of that foot down the next of my brother you are also part of the problem.— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 1, 2020
It should be noted that a few days ago in the US state of Minnesota, a white American police officer was sitting on the neck of a black man, which caused his death.
Protests erupted across the United States over the abuse of power and the arrest of those involved.