ICC Condemns Racism At SCG, Seeks Report From Cricket Australia
New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday asked for a detailed report from Cricket Australia in the alleged incidents of racism against Indian players that took place during the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
“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 behaviour 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 said in a statement.
“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,” the ICC added.
Cricket Australia will now be required to investigate the issue and provide a report to the ICC on the incident and any action taken to ensure the issue has been dealt with appropriately under the ICC Anti-Discrimination policy.
Mohammed Siraj was allegedly referred to as a “monkey” and “brown dog” by a drunk spectator in one of the stands at the Sydney Cricket Ground.