Dubai: The ICC on Sunday condemned incidents of racial abuse against Indian players by spectators during the third Test against Australia in Sydney and asked for an action report from the host country’s cricket council.
Abuses inflicted on Siraj
The Indian players gathered in midfield in Matchday 4’s second session on Sunday when Siraj (Mohammed Siraj), standing on the square-leg border, complained of being abused.
After that, the security personnel went to the public gallery and began to search for the abuser, then a group of spectators were asked to leave the booth. The Australian Cricket Board apologized for this.
A BCCI source told PTI: “Siraj’s name was ‘Brown Dog’ and ‘Big Monkey’, both of which are racist comments. The field referees were immediately informed of the case. He also constantly abused Bumrah ‘.
An ICC statement said: “The International Cricket Council strongly condemns incidents of racism in the third test match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground and in this investigation Cricket Australia must give all necessary support Offers’.
ICC Director General Manu Sawhney reaffirmed that the ICC has adopted a zero tolerance policy against all forms of discrimination.
He said: “There is no room for discrimination in our sport and we are incredibly disappointed that a small group of fans think this abusive behavior is acceptable.”
He said, “We have a comprehensive anti-discrimination policy, which the members must follow and also ensure that it is followed by the fans. We welcome the actions taken by the field managers and Cricket Australia ”.
He said: “We will give our full support to Cricket Australia and the authorities concerned in any investigation into the matter, as we will not tolerate any racism in our game.”
Ahead of Sunday’s incident, on day three of Saturday’s game, a drunk spectator made racist remarks about Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
As part of the ICC’s anti-discrimination policy, Cricket Australia will now have to “investigate this matter and submit a report to the ICC to ensure the matter is dealt with and dealt with appropriately”.