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Cricket Australia apologise to India over alleged racist abuse during third Test

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India’s Mohammed Siraj claimed he was racially abused by Australian fans (Picture: Getty)

Cricket Australia and head coach Justin Langer have apologised to India after some of their players claimed they were subjected to more racial abuse during the third Test in Sydney.

India team staff reported alleged racist abuse against bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj on day three of the Test on Saturday.

On day four, play was halted for ten minutes after Siraj – who lost his father in November – told the umpires of more alleged abuse.

Police subsequently removed six spectators from the Sydney Cricket Ground, although it is not clear what was said to Siraj.

The four-match series is evenly poised at 1-1 but Australia are in the driving seat to take a 2-1 lead in Sydney ahead of the final Test.

‘Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour. If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket,’ said Sean Carroll, Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security.

‘CA is awaiting the outcome of the International Cricket Council’s investigation into the matter reported at the SCG on Saturday.

‘Once those responsible are identified, CA will take the strongest measures possible under our Anti-Harassment Code, including lengthy bans, further sanctions and referral to NSW Police.

‘As series hosts, we unreservedly apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent.’

Australia coach and former batsman Langer, meanwhile, said: ‘I’m sorry, it is upsetting and it is disappointing.

‘It is one of my greatest pet hates in life, that people can think they can come to a sporting event, whether it is cricket or any kind and pay their money and think that they can abuse or so whatever they like.

‘I hated it as a player, I hate it as a coach, we have seen in different parts of the world, it is really sad to see this happen in Australia.

‘The series has been played in such great spirit, it has been incredible cricket, it has been brilliant to watch on field.

‘It’s a shame to see the series getting marred by incidents like this.’

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