Cricket Australia apologizes to India for racial dispute

Sydney, 10 January (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has apologized to the Indian team for the racial dispute arising in the third Test match between India and Australia released at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The CA said that it is awaiting the ICC’s inquiry into the matter.

The Indian team had complained on Saturday on the third day of the match, making racial remarks on behalf of spectators Mohammad Siraj and Jaspreet Bumrah. This continued on Sunday as well and Siraj took up the matter.

Cricket Australia (CA) Integrity Unit chief Sean Carroll has said that strict action will be taken against those who have made racist remarks on Bumrah and Siraj.

Cricket.com quoted AU as Carroll wrote, Cricket Australia strongly condemns this bad behavior. If you make racist remarks, you are not welcome in Australian cricket.

He said, CA is waiting for the ICC’s inquiry into the case on SCG on Saturday. Once those people are identified, the CA will take the harshest measures against them under the anti-exploitation rule, including a lengthy ban, suspension and sending the case to the NSW Police. As the hosts of the series, we apologize to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them that we will get to the bottom of the matter.

–IANS

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