The SCG Test has been rocked by allegations that India stars Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were racially abused by spectators.
Multiple media outlets in India and Australia reported that Indian management have lodged a complaint about the abuse which is said to have been directed at the fast bowlers on days two and three of the third Test.
Members of the Indian camp – including Bumrah and Siraj – were pictured in discussions with Cricket Australia officials as well as ICC representatives and stadium security after play on Saturday.
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The Sydney Morning Herald reported that ground operator Venues NSW was working with the ICC and making CCTV footage available after staff stationed on the boundary near the Brewongle Stand were also made aware of reports of abuse.
“The alleged taunting of Indian players was an ugly end to a third day of the match,” Chris Barrett wrote.
“It was also the latest flashpoint of a series that has had no shortage of drama associated with it.”
Cricbuzz reported that there was a discussion between the umpires, security officials and the said Indian players for close to five minutes after the close of play.
“The Indian team then hung around in the dressing room for a while when the India security official had a quick chat with the security officers at the ground, and also the ICC security official present at the venue.”
Fox Sports reported that “angry Indian officials have lodged a complaint with the ICC.”