The International Cricket Council has launched an investigation into the alleged racial attacks directed towards Indian cricketers in the third Test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, informed Cricket Australia.
Towards the end of Day 3, India pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah complained of being racially abused by a section of the crowd at the SCG.
Cricket Australia issued an apology to India and said anyone found guilty of racist abuse would face a ban.
In a second incident, play was halted just before the tea break on Sunday when Siraj ran from the fine leg boundary towards the umpires, pointing into the crowd.
It was not immediately clear what had been said, but police were seen removing six men from their seats.
Police talk to spectators as the game is stopped after a complaint by Indian players during play on day four of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
“Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour,” said Cricket Australia’s head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll. “If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket.
“CA is awaiting the outcome of the International Cricket Council’s investigation into the matter reported at the SCG on Saturday,” it added.