Indian players racially abused in Sydney: Cricket Australia confirms

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Cricket Australia confirm Indian players were racially abused in Sydney / Photo: Cricket Australia 

Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed that Indian players Mohammad Siraj and Jaspirt Bumrah were subject to racial abuse during the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

However, the six people who were kicked out of the stadium have been cleared as board mentions that the investigation is currently ongoing while confirming the news.

Cricket chiefs and New South Wales police launched investigations after fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah complained about being targeted while they fielded by the boundary ropes on day three of the clash this month.

The following day, play was halted for close to 10 minutes when Siraj ran from the fine leg boundary towards the umpires, pointing into the crowd.

Six men were removed from their seats, but they have now been cleared.

“CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse,” the governing body’s integrity chief Sean Carroll said in a statement.

“CA’s own investigation into the matter remains open, with CCTV footage, ticketing data and interviews with spectators still being analysed in an attempt to locate those responsible.”

But it added: “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 four of the Test did not engage in racist behaviour.”

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Indian players racially abused in Sydney: Cricket Australia confirms

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