Dubai, Jan 10 (PTI) The ICC on Sunday condemned the incidents of Indian gamers being subjected to racial abuse by spectators in the course of the third Check towards Australia in Sydney and sought an motion taken report from the host nation’s cricket board.
Play was halted for a couple of minutes on the fourth day of the third Check after pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a bit of the gang, resulting in expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the host board.
“The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has strongly condemned reported incidents of racism in the course of the ongoing third Check match between Australia and India on the Sydney Cricket Floor and have supplied Cricket Australia all mandatory help in investigating the incidents,” the apex physique stated in a press release.
ICC chief govt Manu Sawhney reiterated the ICC’s zero-tolerance coverage in direction of discrimination of any variety.
“There is no such thing as a place for discrimination in our sport and we’re extremely dissatisfied that a small minority of followers might imagine that this abhorrent behaviour is appropriate.
“We’ve a complete Anti-Discrimination Coverage in place that Members should abide by and guarantee is adhered to by followers and we welcome the motion taken by floor authorities and Cricket Australia at present.
“We’ll present Cricket Australia and the related authorities with our full help in any ensuing investigation as we is not going to tolerate any racism in our sport.”
Sunday’s developments in Sydney got here a day after Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah had been racially abused by a drunk spectator on the similar venue.
Beneath the ICC Anti-Discrimination coverage, Cricket Australia will now “be required to research the difficulty and supply a report back to the ICC on the incident and any motion taken to make sure the difficulty has been handled appropriately.”
Based on BCCI sources, Siraj was allegedly known as a “monkey” and “brown canine” by a drunk spectator in one among stands on the Sydney Cricket Floor, reviving the notorious Monkeygate episode of the Indian staff’s tour of Australia in 2007-08.