The Monkeygate controversy erupted for the second consecutive day in the Sydney Test. Indian bowler Mo also on the fourth day of the Test. The audience made racist comments on Siraj. A group of spectators sitting close to the boundary was constantly speaking to Siraj, Brown Monkey, and Big Dog. Siraj complained to the field umpire Paul Rafael. The match referee and the TV umpire interacted with the field umpire and then the police were called. Police ejected 6 spectators. Cricket Australia has also apologized to Team India for this incident.
Virat Kohli has also expressed his objection to this incident. He wrote on social media that racial abuse is not tolerated. Have seen a lot of ridiculous things on the boundary line, but this is the peak of hooliganism.
It is embarrassing to see this on the field. This matter should be looked at immediately and with a very serious perspective. Strict action against those who do this will fix things in one go.
BCCI Secretary Jai Shah also protested over the incident. Shah wrote on social media- Racial discrimination cannot be tolerated in any part of this great sport or life. I have spoken to Cricket Australia officials about this incident. He assured that strict action will be taken against the culprits. BCCI and Cricket Australia stand in this matter. Such discriminatory things will not be tolerated.
Australia’s second innings event of 86th over
This incident is from the 86th over of the Australian innings. Siraj was fielding at the boundary. He then complained to the umpire after comments from the audience. The umpire called the police and identified the stand near the boundary rope. After this, some people were also removed from the stadium.
CA said – action will be taken
Cricket Australia (CA) has apologized to Team India. He said that we have a zero-tolerance policy regarding racial remarks. We will not tolerate this type of incident at all and action will be taken on the matter.
BCCI complained on Saturday for the third day
Earlier on Saturday, on the third day of the match, two players of Team India had a case of racial commentary. According to the news agency, an onlooker made indecent and racist comments against Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj. The
BCCI complained to match referee David Boon.
BCCI sources told the news agency that while Siraj was fielding on the boundary line, he was called by a spectator as a monkey. This audience was present at the stands at the Sydney Cricket Ground. This source said- We have lodged a complaint with ICC match referee David Boon about this. The accused spectator was intoxicated. David Boon has been a former Australian team opener.