CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse. CA’s own investigation into the matter remains open, with CCTV footage, ticketing data and interviews with spectators still being analysed in an attempt to locate those responsible, said Sean Carroll, CA’s Head of Integrity and Security in a statement
CRICKET Australia (CA) on Wednesday confirmed that India pacer Mohammad Siraj was racially abused during the Sydney Test but cleared the six spectators who were evicted from the ground after the infamous incident that halted play for a while.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, said Cricket Australia, which has submitted its report to the International Cricket Council.
“CA confirms that members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse. CA’s own investigation into the matter remains open, with CCTV footage, ticketing data, and interviews with spectators still being analyzed in an attempt to locate those responsible,” said Sean Carroll, CA’s Head of Integrity and Security in a statement. “CA’s investigation concluded that the spectators filmed and/or photographed by media in the BrewongleStandconcourseatthe conclusion of the 86th over on Day Four of the Test did not engage in racist behavior.”
CA once again apologized to the visiting Indian team for the unpleasant incident. The injury-ravaged tourists won the series 2-1. “As stated at the time of the incident, CAhasa zero-tolerance policy towards discriminatory behavior in all forms and, as hosts of the Border-Gavaskar series, apologizes to the Indian men’s cricket team.
“CA is awaiting confirmation from NSW Police that it has completed its investigation into the matter and will not offer further comment until it is received,” Caroll added.
Play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day ofthe thirdTestonJanuary10afterSiraj complained of racial abuse from the crowd.