Sydney: BCCI matches against Australia during ICC match after allegedly racial abuse by drunken spectator Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj during the third day of the third Test against Australia A formal complaint has been filed before the referee.
Racist remarks on Indian bowlers
According to BCCI sources, Siraj was called a ‘monkey’ (monkey) by an intoxicated spectator present at a stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which led to the ‘Monkeygate’ episode of the Indian team’s tour of Australia in 2007-08. Reminded.
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A board source told PTI, ‘The BCCI has lodged a formal complaint with ICC Match Referee David Boon after misbehaving with an intoxicated spectator from his two players Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj’.
Interestingly, the Monkeygate episode also took place during the Sydney Test when Andrew Symonds claimed that Harbhajan Singh had called him a monkey several times. But the Indian off-spinner was cleared of Pakistan after hearing this matter.
According to a report in the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, ‘It has been learned that Indian authorities have said that Bumrah and Siraj have been confessed by the audience for the past two days, which are racial. This comment was made from the audience where Siraj was fielding towards the Randwink end of the field.
According to the report, ‘In another sentence, while the match was going on, the Indian staff was standing outside the boundary behind Bumrah and talking to him’.
It is learned that after the end of the day’s play, there was a long discussion between senior players, umpires and security officials of the Indian team. Captain Ajinkya Rahane was also involved in this.