Cricket Australia(CA) confirms Indian players were subject to racial abuse at the SCG:
Cricket Australia(CA), on Wednesday, confirms in an official release about the report it submitted to the ICC, looking into crowd behaviour at the SCG where Indian players were subject to racial abuse from the stands.
“CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse,” CA integrity chief Sean Carroll said in a statement.
Cricket Australia said it had submitted its report on the investigation to global governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC).
CA is awaiting confirmation from NSW Police that it has completed its investigation into the matter and will not offer further comment until it is received.
Cricket Australia’s own investigation into the matter remains open, with CCTV footage, ticketing data and interviews with spectators still being analyzed in an attempt to locate those responsible.
CA’s investigation concluded that the spectators filmed and/or photographed by media in the Brewongle Stand concourse at the conclusion of the 86th over on day three of the test did not engage in racist behavior.
India spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin said during the third test that the team had been insulted by Sydney spectators in the past but the racial abuse had crossed a line.
“It is definitely not acceptable in this day and age. This must definitely be dealt with iron-fist and we must make sure it doesn’t happen again,” the bowler said.
A man was banned from attending cricket matches in New Zealand for two years after being found guilty of abusing England fast bowler J Archer in 2019.