Updated: June 9, 2020 12:06:53 am
Darren Sammy had issued a statement on social media on Monday claiming that he was subjected to racist slurs throughout his Indian Premier League (IPL) stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, his teammates from SRH’s squad of 2014 – Ex-India cricketers Irfan Pathan, and Parvez Rasool spoke to the indianexpress.com and categorically acknowledged that they’re unaware of such phrases being directed on the former West Indian cricketer throughout the IPL.
“If something like that would have happened then it would have come to notice or a team discussion would have happened on the topic. I am not aware of any such incident and he (Sammy) has to take responsibility for his comments,” mentioned Pathan.
“But I have seen some issues in domestic cricket where our brothers from South India have to face chants based on their appearance when they travel up north. I think the real issue is education and society needs to learn.”
“We still haven’t talked much about racism in India. Sometimes we even call names to our brothers and sisters from the northeast. This problem is deep-rooted and will only go away when we start educating our sons and daughters and that needs to start with proper schooling and parenting.”
Meanwhile, Parvez Rasool additionally concurred with Pathan and mentioned,” I by no means observed something like this. Sammy was my captain for one match throughout the season however he by no means advised me something like that.”
“As a team, we had a very healthy environment and were a happy bunch of cricketers. Whenever I spoke to him he seemed very jovial and I enojyed my time with him,” he advised this web site.
Sammy, who had alleged on his Instagram web page that Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera and he had been known as “kalu” throughout their Sunrisers days, additionally had made an enchantment to the ICC and different cricket boards to help the struggle in opposition to social injustice and racism.
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had additionally mentioned that it by no means obtained any grievance on such a difficulty throughout the IPL and Sammy ought to have introduced the incident to mild.
IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad is but to reply on the matter.
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