AUS vs IND: Indian players again face racist comments from the SCG crowd
The third test between India and Australia has already been covered with controversies for some time. The third day saw an ugly end as the Indian pacer duo Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj alleged that they were at the receiving end from the crowd who were hurling racist comments towards them. The Indian team officials lodged an official complaint to ICC later in the evening. Cricket Australia assured that the matter will be looked into as they have a Zero-tolerance policy for such incidents. BCCI was firm on their stand as they were in support of the Indian team all the time.
On the fourth day, Mohammed Siraj again complained to the umpires as the crowd again was hurling racist comments. The play was stopped for almost 10 minutes by the Indian team as the referees looked into the matter. Siraj was seen pointing towards a particular section of the crowd. The security officials were seen escorting the culprits out of the stadium. The play was soon resumed and the official statement from Cricket Australia was out. The Cricket Australia were apologetic of the behaviour from the SCG crowd and said that there is no place for racism in the sport.
Cricket Australia has reaffirmed its zero-tolerance policy towards discriminatory behaviour in all forms following the alleged racial abuse of members of the Indian cricket squad by a section of the crowd at the SCG yesterday. Full statement 👇 pic.twitter.com/34RYcfKj8q
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) January 10, 2021