Following a charge of racial abuse against India’s right-arm-medium fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj, from the Sydney crowd on Day 4 of the third Test against Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has condemned the incident and has asked for a detailed report on the matter.
In a media statement released on Sunday, ICC chief Manu Sawhney said that there is no place for racism in cricket.
“There is no place for discrimination in our sport, and we are incredibly disappointed that a small minority of fans may think that this abhorrent behavior is acceptable. We have a comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Policy in place that Members have to abide by and ensure is adhered to by fans, and we welcome the action taken by ground authorities and Cricket Australia today,” the ICC statement read.
Sawhney also said that the ICC would offer its complete support during the investigation.
“We will provide Cricket Australia and the relevant authorities with our full support in any ensuing investigation as we will not tolerate any racism in our sport.”
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau
Edited by Jesus Chan
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