India lodge official complaint over alleged racial abuse from SCG crowd


India have formally lodged a complaint with the match officers of the continuing third Test on the Sydney Cricket Ground after quick bowler Mohammed Siraj was allegedly abused with racial jibes on the third day of motion.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the scenes on the famed SCG turned bitter on the finish of play on Saturday with Indian officers accusing members of the crowd of racially abusing each Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah.

India skipper Ajinkya Rahane reported the misdeed to the on-field umpires at Day three stumps after it was understood {that a} crowd member on the Randwick End had abused Siraj when he was fielding at superb leg.

On the opposite hand, Bumrah was allegedly abused by the crowd when he was standing within the outfield. The star pacer additionally spoke to safety officers earlier than leaving the bottom for the day.

Back in 2008, the notorious racism row of “Monkeygate” had rocked an India-Australia sequence in Sydney. Andrew Symonds had accused Harbhajan Singh of racially abusing him and calling him a monkey. After a courtroom battle, Harbhajan was handed a three-Test ban however he was ultimately cleared of the cost.

On the pitch, Australia assumed command of the Sydney Test by ending the third day on 103/2 with a lead of 197 runs. After bundling India for 244, the hosts rode the 68-run unbeaten partnership of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne within the third session.


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