new Delhi: Team India faced many difficulties in the Sydney Test against Australia. The extent of the match took place when racial remarks were made on Team India’s players Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. Not once, many times.
On the third day of the match, a drunk spectator present at the stadium stands called Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj as ‘Monkey’ (monkey), after which the BCCI approached the ICC Match Referee Formal complaint filed.
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Audience misconduct Video viral
This sequence continued for the fourth day also. Indian players gathered in the middle of the field during the second season of the match, when Siraj (Mohammed Siraj), standing at the square leg boundary, complained of being abused. After this, the security personnel went to the audience gallery and started looking for the person who was abusing and then a group of spectators were asked to leave the stand. After this, 6 people who created a ruckus were thrown out of the stands by security personnel.
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These people bombarded Siraj. “You black dogs, go home. We don’t like you,” he told Bumrah and Siraj, both cricketers were called ‘monkey’. Some videos related to this incident are now going viral on social media, in which it is clearly seen that Australian fans have crossed all the limits.
Cricket Australia apologizes
After continuous gritty, Cricket Australia got into action and hurriedly issued a statement and apologized. The board has issued a statement regarding this on its official Twitter handle.
According to the statement, ‘Some players of the Indian cricket team were allegedly commented on Saturday by some groups of spectators. Cricket Australia wants to say clearly that we have a policy of zero tolerance on all types of discriminatory behavior.
We have launched an investigation in parallel with NSW Police following a crowd incident at the SCG today. Full statement pic.twitter.com/D7Qu3SenHo
– Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) January 10, 2021
The statement further said, “Sean Cortell, head of Cricket Australia’s integrity and security department, has said that anyone found involved in indecent remarks and incidents of harassment will have no place in Australian cricket.”
A statement issued by the ICC said, “The International Cricket Council strongly condemns the incidents of racism during the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground and in this inquiry Cricket Australia is given all necessary support. Offers’.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney reiterated that the ICC adopted a zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination.
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Under the ICC’s anti-discrimination policy, Cricket Australia will now have to ‘investigate this issue and submit a report to the ICC to ensure that the matter is dealt with and dealt with appropriately’.