Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) President Kumar Sangakkara on Monday condemned the incidents of Indian gamers being subjected to racial abuse by spectators in the course of the third Check towards Australia, demanding robust punishment towards the offenders.
MCC is the guardian of the legal guidelines of the sport.
“I did examine what occurred with the gang and the Indian group within the final couple of days,” Sangakkara stated throughout a digital interplay facilitated by the Abu Dhabi T10.
“Racism in any nation in any method needs to be condemned and people accountable needs to be strongly punished and stern motion needs to be taken towards them,” stated the previous Sri Lanka captain.
Play was halted for a couple of minutes on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Sunday after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of racial abuse from a bit of the gang, resulting in expulsion of six spectators and an unreserved apology from Cricket Australia.
On Saturday and Sunday, Siraj and senior bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been allegedly subjected to a number of abuses together with racist slurs like “Brown Canine” and “Huge Monkey”.
Sangakkara stated he was lucky sufficient to not face racism in his enjoying days.
“Throughout my time I used to be lucky that I by no means got here throughout any sort of racial abuse. I am unable to communicate on behalf of different Sri Lankan cricketers however I personally haven’t been victimised when it comes to racial slurs and that is true for each nation I’ve toured,” he stated.