The hostile crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Day 3 and 4 of the ongoing Test match between India and Australia has crossed the line on a number of occasions. Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah complained about racial abuses from a section of the crowd late on Day 3.
The BCCI had officially informed Cricket Australia (CA) about the incident on Saturday, January 9. A repeat of such abuses was hurled at Siraj during the second session on Day 4.
The play was stopped for about 8 minutes as the umpires relayed Siraj's complaint to the security. The security at the SCG then evicted 6 people from the crowd who were supposed to be the ones abusing players.
CA had to apologize for the second time in three hours due to the unruly 'fans' and they released a statement regarding the same on their social media.
The New South Wales Police is investigating the incident with the help of CA but the board has also launched its own inquiry as well.
The board said in its statement, "While we await the outcome of the investigation by NSW Police, CA has launched its own inquiry into the matter."
Here is the statement posted on Twitter:
We have launched an investigation in parallel with NSW Police following a crowd incident at the SCG today. Full statement ???? pic.twitter.com/D7Qu3SenHo— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) January 10, 2021