Cricket Australia has told the International Cricket Council that it has been unable to recognize the spectators who made racist comments on Indian players during the Sydney Test and the six who were taken off the field are not the real culprits. According to ‘The Age’ report, six Cricket Australia investigators have given a clean chit to the six spectators who were removed from the ground for making racial remarks on Mohammad Siraj during the Sydney Test.
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It said, “The report stated that they believed racial comments were made on the players but Cricket Australia investigators could not trace the culprits.” On the fourth day of the third Test, Siraj complained of racial comments from the audience following which the game had to be stopped for some time.
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Six spectators were evicted by the police. The BCCI had lodged a complaint against the incident. The newspaper said that Cricket Australia questioned several Indian players and also took testimony from the audience. It said, “Now sources say that the Indians had threatened on the ground that they would not resume the game until the complaint was acted upon.”
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