The Indian team management has lodged a complaint after two players - Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj being subjected to racial abuse by spectators during the third Test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
A bunch of crowds passed racial remarks on Bumrah and Siraj during the 3rd and 4th days of play. The play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day of the third Test after pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a section of the crowd, leading to the expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the host board.
Taking this matter seriously, the ICC on Sunday sought an action taken report from the host country's cricket board, "The International Cricket Council (ICC) has strongly condemned reported incidents of racism during the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground and have offered Cricket Australia all necessary support in investigating the incidents", the apex body said in a statement.
Team India captain Virat Kohli has called the incident "unacceptable" and said that this "incident needs to be looked at with absolute urgency and seriousness and strict action against the offenders should set things straight for once".
Reacting to the same, Cricket Australia said in a statement that it has reaffirmed its zero-tolerance policy towards discriminatory behavior in all forms following the alleged racial abuse of members of the Indian cricket squad by a section of the crowd at the SCG yesterday.
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