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Cricket Australia issues apology after India players allege racist abuse

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SYDNEY – Cricket Australia apologised to the India crew on Sunday after visiting players alleged that they had been racially abused by a part of the gang in the course of the third take a look at at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Media reviews stated India captain Ajinkya Rahane spoke to the umpires on the finish of the third day’s play on Saturday after quicks Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of listening to racist slurs whereas fielding close to the boundary rope.

In an announcement, CA condemned all “discriminatory behaviour” and stated they might act in opposition to anybody discovered to have been responsible of vilification.

“As series hosts, we unreservedly apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent,” Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll stated.

“Once those responsible are identified, CA will take the strongest measures possible under our anti-harassment code, including lengthy bans, further sanctions and referral to (the) police.”

Venues New South Wales, which operates the stadium, stated CCTV footage was being reviewed to help the investigation and that any followers recognized as participating in racial abuse can be banned from the SCG and different main stadiums in Sydney.

According to the International Cricket Council’s anti-discrimination coverage, it falls to CA to analyze the incident and submit a report back to the worldwide governing physique inside two weeks.

A person was banned from attending cricket matches in New Zealand for 2 years after being discovered responsible of abusing England quick bowler Jofra Archer throughout a 2019 tour.

Play on the SCG was stopped on Sunday whereas a bunch of followers within the socially-distanced crowd had been faraway from their seats by police after a grievance from Siraj. (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa)



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