Thursday, January 14, 2021

Australia vs India cricket 2020: Third Test, day four, Fan abuse at SCG, racial abuse, Ravichandran Ashwin, decade of abuse

India's Ravichandran Ashwin has spoken about abuse received on tours of Australia. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has alleged he has experienced vile abuse across a decade of tours of Australia, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in particular.

Ashwin’s accusations came at stumps on day four following allegations of racial abuse from a section of the crowd towards rookie seamer Mohammed Siraj.

It was the second consecutive day of the third Test Siraj has felt he has been racially abused by attendees.

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India lodged a complaint with ICC officials on day three saying Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah had been abused while just before tea on day four, six men were ejected for alleged abuse, which is the subject of dual investigations by Cricket Australia and NSW Police.

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