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Fans ejected from Sydney Test as cricket launches probe into alleged racist abuse

January 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Six people were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday as the third Test between Australia and India was overshadowed by allegations of racist abuse.

(CNN)Six people were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday as the third Test between Australia and India was overshadowed by allegations of racist abuse.

The Indian team lodged an official complaint after bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope on Saturday, the third day of the match, Reuters reported.

Allegations of racist abuse also halted play during the Test on Sunday, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

"Cricket Australia (CA) asked NSW Police and security staff to remove a group from the crowd. " said New South Wales Police in a statement sent to CNN Sport on Sunday.

In a statement on its website, the ICC said under its anti-discrimination policy, CA is required to investigate the incident and provide a report to the sport's governing body on the incident and "any action taken to ensure the issue has been dealt with appropriately. "

"The Indian cricket team had apprised ICC Match Referee David Boon of alleged racial abuse at the end of the third day's play.

Match and stadium officials were alert on the fourth day and as such play was halted and six people were evicted following another incident just before tea," added the ICC statement.

"The abuse of cricketers by crowd members is not acceptable," said Sean Carroll, CA's head of integrity and security.

India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin told reporters this was his fourth tour to Australia and said his team had some "nasty" experiences while playing in Sydney in an interview posted on the Indian cricket board's website.

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