CA confirms of racial abuse on Indian players
Cricket Australia has confirmed on Wednesday (January 27) that Indian players were subjected to racial abuse from the stands at SCG during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The Australian board made the confirmation through an official release about the report it submitted to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
In the official release, CA stated that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse and that their investigation into the matter remains open.
“CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse,” said Sean Carroll, CA’s Head of Integrity and Security.
However the report also added that the CA couldn’t yet identify the ones involved in racial abuses.
“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. Spectators who are found to have breached CA’s Anti-Harassment Code face lengthy bans, further sanctions and referral to NSW Police.”
Earlier after Mohammed Siraj had complained of racial abuses to the umpires during the match, six spectators were evicted from the ground.
But CA now insist that those six did not engage in racial behaviour.
“CA’s investigation concluded that the spectators filmed and/or photographed by the media in the Brewongle Stand concourse at the conclusion of the 86th over on day three of the Test did not engage in racist behaviour.
“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.”
The allegations of racism overshadowed the last two matches of the series, which India won 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.