Need to educate young cricketers on racism: Darren Sammy

Tags: West Indies, Darren Julius Garvey Sammy, racism

Published on: Jun 22, 2020

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy, who called out Sunrisers Hyderabad for alleged racist behaviour, has stressed on the importance of educating young cricketers on anti-racism in a systematic manner so that the sanctity of the gentleman’s game can remain in tact.

Speaking at ICC’s online series Interviews Inside Out, Sammy stated that teaching young kids is a must so that they are aware of the diversity in the sports at an appropriate stage.“There is a need for education at a systematic level. Just as there is an emphasis on education around anti-doping or anti-corruption, the same emphasis must be given to educating the youth on anti-racism in order to help young cricketers understand diversity in cricket and adapt early on,” Sammy, the only captain in world cricket with two T20 World Cup…

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