Australia apologizes as India cricket players racially abused

Sports Desk
10 January 2021, Sun
Published: 10:51

Australia apologizes as India cricket players racially abused

Cricket Australia apologized to the India team on Sunday and launched a probe into allegations visiting players were subjected to racial abuse by some fans in the crowd during the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Indian team lodged an official complaint after play on Saturday after bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope.

On Sunday, Siraj approached the umpire pointing towards the stands and action was paused as police ejected a small group of fans from the ground.

Cricket Australia launched a parallel investigation with New South Wales Police, promising to take the “strongest measures” against anyone found to be guilty.

“It is most regrettable that an otherwise excellent test match contested in tremendous spirit by two friendly rivals has been tarnished by the actions of a small number of spectators over the past two days,” Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll said in a statement.

“As hosts, we once again apologize to the Indian team.” Source: Al Jazeera