Omari Banks rails

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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WITH the West Indies taking on India in the second Test match at Sabina Park, former West Indies off-spinner Omari Banks is not eyeing a comeback.

"Those days are over," he said, laughing. "That cricket thing, never, nah, nah, nah...dem days deh over, no more of that. Right now is strictly music...strictly music."

The Anguillan reggae rocker is bowling fans over with his latest single, System Set, which features singer Duane Stephenson. The song is a critique of institutionalised racism.

"I was driving and listening to the radio and there was a programme where people were expressing their discontent with what was going on in the world regarding finance and equal opportunity for all nationalities, and I thought to myself that we really should have progressed more as a human race in 2016 than we have," said Banks.

He added that though great strides had been made since the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, fundamental problems remain against people of colour.

Banks, 34, played 10 Test matches and five One Day Internationals for the West Indies.

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