Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed that members of the Indian cricket team were racially abused during the third Test in Sydney. The Indian team filed a formal complaint after a crowd at the SCG racially harassed pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj on the second and third days of the Sydney Test. Siraj had to face the hardships of the unruly crowd even after the complaint. Sean Carroll, Head of Integrity and Security, CA, on Wednesday, provided details about the investigation into crowd behavior during the Sydney Test.
“The CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team are being discriminated against on the basis of race. The CA investigation into the matter is still open, and CCTV details, ticket details and interviews with spectators are still being processed to find those responsible. long, continuous punishment and transfer to NSW police.
“The CA investigation concluded that viewers recorded and / or filmed by the media at the Brewongle Stand meeting late 86 on the third day of the Test did not discriminate.”
“As stated at the time of the incident, the CA has a policy of zero tolerance for all forms of discrimination and, as management of the Border-Gavaskar program, apologizes to the Indian men’s cricket team,” the statement continued.
The CA is awaiting confirmation from NSW police that it has completed its investigation into the matter and will not comment further until it is approved, he added.
After arriving in India, Siraj revealed that the SCG referees had told Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane that the team could leave the park, but the team did not want to do so.
Not letting it interfere with my work was my biggest concern. My job was to inform you that I was being harassed, I told the whole matter to Captain Rahane.
Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin showed filth and determination on the fifth day of the third Test to deny Australia victory in the SCG.
India then beat Australia by three wickets facing multiple chances in the final Test series at The Gabba last week to take the series 2-1.
The last time the visiting team came out victorious at the Brisbane Cricket Ground came back in November 1988 when a powerful West Indian dress under the leadership of Viv Richards rubbed the Allan Border team with nine wickets.
India’s historic victory also ensured that they demolished Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings to claim second place.