The racial abuse incident where Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj faced racial slurs like brown monkey at the Sydney Cricket Ground is gaining momentum. Cricket Australia Board on Wednesday has released an official statement confirming the incident. However, they cleared all the six spectators filed for racial slurs against the cricketers.
Cricket Australia’s Head Apologies To Indian Team
Security and Integrity head of Cricket Australia, Sean Carrol confirmed in the statement about the incident of racial abuse during the third test at SCG by some of the people sitting in the audience. However, the identification of perpetrators has not been done yet.
CA is taking everything in consideration right from the CCTV footage to tickets and more to identify the spectators. Media photographed few fans on Day 3 of the test when the incident happened.
CA confirms that those who were photographed are not involved in the racist behavior and search for the real spectators is under progress. Caroll further said that such kind of discriminatory behavior is unacceptable and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards it.
Beside this, Carroll apologoies to the team India in the statement.
Waiting For Confirmation
CA is waiting for the confirmation that police of New South Wales has done the investigation from their end. In addition to this, CA has send a report to the International Cricket Council regarding the incident.
Complaint against the racial abuse was first made to the field umpires by the Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane. However, the umpires gave an option of leaving the game in mid way which Rahane refused.
The match, however, ended with a draw. Later, an official complaint was also lodged.
Peak Of Rowdy Behavior
This was not the first time when Indian team players have faced the insult on the foreign grounds. Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli called the incident ” an absolute peak of rowdy behavior.”
He further said there is an immediate need to look into the whole matter and take serious actions against the offenders. Upon this incident many Indian team players have opened up on the things they have been facing on the grounds of Australia.
Monty Panesar, spinner from England, said ICC should establish a racial code of ethics to define the term racist to the fans so that such kind of behavior happens in near future.
The final decision is yet to come meanwhile, we hope the investigation would bring a positive change in the world of cricket and our cricketers would get justice soon.