Sydney: Some Australian spectators allegedly made racist remarks against Indian players Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj during the third day of the third Test being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Condemning the incident, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said that cricket is a respectable sport and there is no place for racial abuse.
He said that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah is in touch with the team regarding the matter. The team management is dealing with this matter. Along with this, the ICC is also aware of this. He said that there are ICC rules about this so that people can be prevented from making racial remarks.
He also said that the the legal system of Australia should interfere in this matter.
“Such cases should be stopped with immediate effect. Along with this, the Australian Board should also take action by taking suo motu cognizance, so that such cases do not recur,” he said.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has filed a formal complaint with the ICC Match Referee David Boon after the alleged racial abuse by drunken spectators with team players Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj during the third day of the third Test against Australia.
Siraj was allegedly called a ‘monkey’ by a drunken spectator present in the stands at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).