SPORTS

Former West Indies Cricketer To File Lawsuit

Against New Zealand Government

Former West Indies and Jamaican fast bowler Franklyn Rose has declared that he will be filing a lawsuit against the New Zealand government following what he described as blatant racism, false imprisonment, and mistreatment at the hands of the New Zealand police and public hospital personnel.

“I just need to get a few stuff off my chest then put some legal documents together to file a civil suit against the New Zealand government. I’m not going to allow someone to throw me in a prison cell and lock me away for seven weeks and get away with it….and then kick you out of their country…so they need to give an explanation and explain why they treated me like that. The seven weeks were like seven years,” said Rose on a radio program.

Cricket BallThe 44-year-old pacer is also livid at the New Zealand government for the unfair way in which he was treated and processed for deportation.

The former cricketer ordeal began after he was reportedly mugged by four Caucasians who attempted to steal his car and his subsequent report of the matter to the police.

In his attempt to defend his property and himself, Rose was set upon by the men and at the end he sustained bloodclots in his lungs, internal bleeding in his head and required plastic surgery to fix damaged nerve on his index finger of his bowling hand. He was also racially profiled in hospital.

Rose was deported to Jamaica on April 13 for overstaying his time after his 2 year coaching contract at the University of Auckland’s Cricket Club and his visa expired in 2012.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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