Regional cricket authority, Cricket West Indies (CWI), in the light of global protest for justice that stemmed for the unfortunate death of George Floyd, put out a statement on its website supporting the fight against racism.
The statement read: “… CWI stands together with the millions around the world in the battle against racism and the fight for equality and justice. We were all horrified as we witnessed the treatment and consequent death of an unarmed black man; George Floyd, that lead to major protest around the world. And, we join our cricketers, other stakeholders, and all sportspersons and sports administrators in speaking out against all forms of racism and inequality.”
“We stand alongside all who are peacefully protesting and championing the cause. The people of the West Indies have fought many battles of our own, on and off the field. We have been blessed to witness the prowess, determination and leadership of our cricketing heroes who united the Caribbean and brought great success and pride to our people.”
“Our cricketing heroes helped in large measure to pave the way for cricket and our West Indian Societies to thrive at home, and generated great enjoyment and dignity for the West Indian Diaspora abroad while they face their own experiences of inequality and injustice in their adopted homes. We therefore support all sporting icons and role models who are today leading the way in peacefully protesting and standing against the scourge of racism and injustice. CWI believes that with sportsmen and women standing together, sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire and unite people in a way that little else can.”
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