Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday that members of the Indian cricket team were victims of racial abuse during the third Test in Sydney. On the second and third day of the Sydney Test, the Indian team lodged an official complaint after the SCG crowded racially abused Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. Even after the complaint, Siraj had to bear the brunt of the uncontrolled crowd. Sean Carroll, head of CAN’s Integrity and Security, provided an update on the investigation of crowd behavior during the Sydney Test on Wednesday.
“Cricket Australia has submitted its report on the behavior of the crowd at the SCG during the third Test against India,” an Australia Cricket statement said.
“CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse. CA’s own investigation into the case has been uncovered, with CCTV footage, ticketing data and interviews with spectators still attempting to trace those responsible Is being analyzed in. Which are found. CA’s lengthy restriction to face anti-harasment code, NSW police faced further sanctions and referrals.
“CA’s investigation concluded that filmed by the audience and / or photographed by the media at the brewong stand, did not engage in racist behavior at the conclusion of the 86th over on day three of the test.”
The statement further stated, “Stated at the time of the incident, CA has a zero tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior in all forms and as host of the Border-Gavaskar series, apologizes to the Indian male cricket team. “
He said the CA is awaiting confirmation from the NSW Police that it has completed its investigation into the case and further comment will not be given until it is received.
After reaching India, Siraj revealed that the umpires at SCG told India’s captain Ajinkya Rahane that the team could go out of the park, but the team did not want to do so.
“The Australian crowd started abusing me, it made me mentally strong. My main concern was not to let my performance get interrupted. My job was to tell that I was being abused, I took the whole case captain. Told Rahane. The umpires told us that you Siraj told reporters at a press conference in Hyderabad on January 21, “Walk off the field and leave the game but Ajju Bhai told the umpire that we will not leave, we will not leave this game. Respect. “
Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin showed patience and determination on the fifth day of the third Test to deny Australia a win at the SCG.
India then defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test of the series at The Gabba last week to take the series 2–1.
The last time a visiting team triumphed at the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indies, led by Viv Richards, defeated Alan Border’s team by 9 wickets.
India’s historic win has also overtaken Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings to take second place.
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