Darren Sammy has expressed his anger at a word he has said was used to address him when he played in the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The former West Indies captain, 36, played for Sunrisers between 2013 and 2014 and says he will be questioning his former team-mates over the "degrading" jibe.
Sammy's comments come amid the Black Lives Matter movement, which has seen anti-racism protests around the world following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
He wrote in an Instagram story on Saturday: "Oh so that's what that meant when they called me and Thisara Perera Kalu in India when we played for Sunrisers.
"I just thought they were calling me strong black man - I’m more piss now."
He added: "I just learnt what that kalu meant. When I played for Sunrisers in the IPL, they called me and Perera by that name.
"I thought it meant strong Stallion. My previous post tells me something different and I am angry."
Sammy followed up with social media posts and a video on Monday, writing: "Knowledge is power. So recently I discovered a word that I was being called was not what it actually meant I need some answers.
"So before I start calling out names I need these individuals to reach out and please tell me there's another meaning to that word and when I was being called it, it was all in love."
He added hashtags titled blackandproud, blackandconfident, clarasboy, saynotoracism, stopracism, cricketer and stlucia.
Sammy continued: "I was listening to Hasan Minhaj talking about how some of the people in his culture view or describe black people.
"Instantly I remembered when I played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and 2014, I was being called the exact same word that he described.
"I will be messaging those people - you guys know who you are. I must admit, at the time in which I was being called that, I did not know what it meant.
"Me being a team man, I thought, hey, team-mates are happy, it must be something funny. You can understand my frustration and my anger when it was pointed out to me that it wasn't funny at all, it was degrading.
"So, I'm going to be texting you guys, and asking you guys, when you repeatedly called me that word over and over again to the point that I was even saying that's my name, did you all mean it in any way, shape or form as a degrading word to me.
"Reach out to me, let's have a conversation. Because, if it was in any way, shape or form what Minhaj said it meant, I'm very disappointed, and I'll still be angry, and deserve an apology from you guys, because I saw all of you guys as my brothers.
"So, talk to me, reach out to me, please clear the air."
Two of his team-mates in that period, Irfan Pathan and Parvez Rasool, have insisted they have no knowledge of the word being used.
"If something like that would have happened then it would have come to notice or a team discussion would have happened on the topic," Pathan told the Indian Express.
"I am not aware of any such incident and he [Sammy] has to take responsibility for his comments.
"But I have seen some issues in domestic cricket. I think the real issue is education and society needs to learn."
Rasool added: "I never noticed anything like this. Sammy was my captain for one match during the season but he never told me anything like that.
"As a team, we had a very healthy environment and were a happy bunch of cricketers."