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“We Apologise To Team India”: Cricket Australia In Statement After Racism Incident

“As series hosts, we unreservedly apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent,” Caroll added. 

Condemning the incident of alleged racial abuse directed towards Indian players during the ongoing third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney, Cricket Australia on Sunday issued a strong statement apologising to the Indian cricket team. This came after Indian fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah were both targeted by a section of ‘drunk’ Australian supporters at the SCG on Day 3 and 4 of the Test match.

“Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour,” Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll said.

Cricket Australia is waiting for ICC’s investigation in the matter to get over following which strict action will be taken against the supporters who hurled abuses at the Indian players at the SCG, he further stated.

“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 apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent,” Caroll added.

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