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Darren Sammy reveals he was called ‘kalu’ during IPL

Former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has revealed he faced racism while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Indian Premier League as he was called “kalu”.

Darren Sammy’s Instagram story where he revealed that he was called ‘Kalu’ in IPL. — India Today

The Peshawar Zalmi captain said that he did not know the meaning of the word back then and it was only recently he discovered what it meant. 

“I just learnt what that kalu meant when I played for Sunrisers in the IPL. They called me and Perera by that name. I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I am angry,” the former skipper wrote in an Instagram story.

“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,” he wrote, urging his supporters to act.

Calling out the International Cricket Council, he said that he wanted to “hear” its voice and that “now is not the time to be silent”.

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