Bouncer rule was introduced to limit success of black team: Darren Sammy

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 26, 2020 10:25:49 am Darren Sammy had led the West Indies to the 2016 T20 World Cup. (File Photo/ICC) Cricket had no problems with the bouncer when fast bowlers from white teams were dishing them out but introduced...

Bouncer rule was introduced to limit success of black team: Darren Sammy
By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 26, 2020 10:25:49 am
Windies Darren Sammy had led the West Indies to the 2016 T20 World Cup. (File Photo/ICC)

Cricket had no problems with the bouncer when fast bowlers from white teams were dishing them out but introduced a rule to limit bouncers when West Indies fast bowlers became the most dominant, said Darren Sammy.

“Looking at the Fire in Babylon, looking at when (Jeff) Thomson and (Dennis) Lillee and all these guys were bowling quick and hurting people. Then I watch a black team becoming so dominant and then you see the bouncer rule start to come in and all these things start to come in and I take it, as I understand it, as this is just trying to limit the success a black team could have,” Sammy told Inside Out on Thursday.

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“I might be wrong but that’s how I see it. And the system should not allow that,” he added.

In 1991, the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a “one bouncer per batsman per over” rule in an attempt to discourage use of intimidation.