BCCI complains to ICC
Sydney: An Australian spectator made racist remarks against pacers Bumrah and Siraj. The incident took place on the third day of the third Test. The BCCI on Saturday lodged a complaint with match referee David Boone. Information that the ICC is investigating this. “The BCCI has officially lodged a complaint with match referee David Boone alleging that a drunken man was racially abusing our players Bumrah and Siraj while fielding at the boundary line,” a board official said.
He was of the opinion that the spectator seemed to have commented in that way, recalling the ‘Monkeygate’ incident that took place during the 2007-08 Aussie tour. The incident also took place in Sydney. Aussie all-rounder Andrew Symonds’ complaint that Indian spinner Harbhajan has repeatedly called himself a ‘monkey’ has caused a stir. Bhajji, however, explained that he did not say so. Harbhajan was acquitted after a trial on the case. However, after the end of the game on Saturday, the senior players of the Indian team, including captain Rahane, had a long discussion with the umpires and security officials about the latest incident.
Yet similar incidents: Rajiv Shukla
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla has slammed the Aussie spectators for making racist remarks against Bumrah and Siraj. ‘Cricket is a gentleman’s game. This type of instance is unforgivable. Owned by the Indian team, the ICC focused on the event. Cricket Australia should investigate this, ”Shukla said.