BanglaHunt Desk: George Floyd, a black man in America, was tortured to death by the police. And then the protests against caste discrimination started all over the world. The biggest protest against caste discrimination in cricket is seen in South African cricket. South African cricket was rife with racial discrimination. Once again, the shadow of caste discrimination has descended on South African cricket.
This time, former South African cricketer Thami Solekile has spoken out against color discrimination. He has accused former South African captain and current director of the South African Cricket Board, Graeme Smith, of unfairly removing him from the team towards the end of his career. He complained that Mark Boucher had an eye injury and he could not play, but Graeme Smith did not send me to the field because he was only black.
However, this allegation of racism was completely dispelled by the then South African captain Graeme Smith. He said as a captain it is never possible to keep every cricketer on the team happy. What I did at that time was in consultation with the team management. I had no personal decision there. There is no possibility of racism here.