Cricket Australia has issued an official statement where it has once again reiterated its zero-tolerance policy against any kind of discriminatory behavior following the racial abuse incident against Mohammed Siraj on the 4th day of the ongoing SCG Test.
The statement comes after play was held up for eight minutes following yet another racial abuse incident against Indian team-member Mohammed Siraj.
Play was stopped after Siraj charged-in from the fine-leg boundary just before the Tea session.
Umpires and security guards attended the boundary before six people were removed from their seats by the New South Wales police.
The incident follows a racial abuse complaint lodged by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj by a section of the SCG crowd at stumps on day 03.
Cricket Australia has reaffirmed its zero-tolerance policy towards discriminatory behaviour 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. Full statement 👇 pic.twitter.com/34RYcfKj8q
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) January 10, 2021
“Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour,” said Sean Carroll, Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security. “If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket.
“CA is awaiting the outcome of the International Cricket Council’s investigation into the matter reported at the SCG on Saturday. Once those responsible are identified, CA will take the strongest measures possible under our Anti-Harassment Code, including lengthy bans, further sanctions and referral to NSW Police.
“As series hosts, we unreservedly apologize to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent.”