Racism row in Sydney: Acts of discrimination will not be tolerated, says BCCI secretary

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New Delhi: BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Sunday reacted strongly to the racist slurs hurled at Indian cricketers during the third Test in Australia, saying such “acts of discrimination will not be tolerated” since racism has no place in sport and society. Shah denounced the abuses that pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah had to endure from a few rowdy fans, who were expelled from the stadium .

“Racism has no place in our great sport or in any walk of society. I’ve spoken to @CricketAus and they have ensured strict action against the offenders. @BCCI and Cricket Australia stand together. These acts of discrimination will not be tolerated,” Shah tweeted.

Siraj, still grieving the death of his father a little over a month ago, was called a “Brown Dog” and “Big Monkey” from the SCG stands, BCCI sources told .

The 26-year-old, on his maiden tour Down Under, followed the protocol and promptly went up to his skipper Ajinkya Rahane and the on-field umpires, who halted play for about 10 minutes and called in the security, which evicted six people.

Cricket Australia and the ICC have also denounced the incidents that happened on the third and fourth day of the third Test.

Cricketers from the around the world also said in one voice that racism has no place in any game.

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