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Cricketer’s firing ‘national injustice’

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Cricketer’s firing ‘national injustice’

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SOCIAL ACTIVIST Hamilton Lashley is calling for amendments to be made to the national sports policy for athletes.

His comments come on the heels of national cricketer Sherika Lopez, having been dismissed from her job as a commis chef at a South Coast hotel after representing Barbados in a cricket match.

Lopez charged that after turning up for work later the evening as she had done in previous times when called away on national duty, she was summoned to her manager’s office and dismissed on the spot without an explanation.

“I feel that it is a national injustice as it relates to her, because of course no single sportsman or sportswoman in Barbados should be penalised, by any institution or business, when they are representing this country as a result of national duties,” Lashley told NATIONSPORT.

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