London: West Indies Test captain Jason Holder feels that racism should be penalised in the identical method as doping or match-fixing. Holder stated that racism is likely one of the points plaguing the game and it should be dealt in comparable method as different sporting offences.
“I don’t think the penalty for doping or corruption should be any different for racism,” Holder advised BBC Sport. “If we’ve got issues within our sport, we must deal with them equally.”
Holder stated that anti-racism briefings should turn into a part of the pre-collection routine alongwith briefings on doping and corruption.
“In addition to having anti-doping briefings and anti-corruption briefings, maybe we should have an anti-racism feature before we start a series,” he added.
“My message is that more education needs to go around it. I’ve not experienced any racial abuse first hand but have heard or seen a few things around it. It’s something you just can’t stand for.”
Holder cited the instance of England quick bowler Jofra Archer, who faces racist abuse in dwelling and away Test matches and that of all rounder Moeen Ali, who allegedly confronted abuse from a piece of followers in 2014.
West Indies’ Test collection in opposition to England begins on July 8. The collection is the primary because the cricket calendar halted in mid-March as a result of coronavirus pandemic.