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Ashwell Prince vows to continue fight against racism in cricket

13 July 2020 9:24 AM
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Cricket South Africa
Black Lives Matter
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Cape Cobras coach and former Proteas vice-captain Ashwell Prince has vowed to continue the fight against racism in cricket.

After a week in which, Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was criticised by former national team players for wanting to discuss the Black Lives Matter, Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince said he won't seek media attention personally, but will continue to fight "any form of oppression".

On Friday, Prince voiced his concerns about racism in cricket after Ngidi was criticised by former Proteas cricketers Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenaar.

Prince tweeted saying, “The system is broken and has been for some time” referencing not only sport in South Africa but also society itself. He goes on to say “how’s is it all going to fix itself, I don’t have all the answers. But it will require tough, honest, uncomfortable conversation.”

The former Proteas batsman was met with some criticism over the weekend at his thread but on Sunday night he tweeted:

Prince went on to say: “I’ve been invited on to numerous platforms for interviews, I’ve declined most.” He added the reasons being “one, this was never about me seeking media attention, two, I want to avoid being misunderstood or misquoted in an article. Let’s all focus our attention on eradicating RACISM.”

He said he will continue using his platforms to fight any form of oppression:


This article first appeared on EWN : Ashwell Prince vows to continue fight against racism in cricket


13 July 2020 9:24 AM
Tags:
Cricket South Africa
Black Lives Matter
Ashwell Prince
Lungi Ngidi

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