‘No room for any racial sledges or any abuse’

BRISBANE, Jan 13: Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj has set a new standard for calling out poor crowd behaviour, Australia’s top off-spinner Nathan Lyon said on Wednesday, describing cricket as a sport for all with no room for racism or abuse of any form.
The Indian team had lodged an official complaint with the ICC after a group of spectators at the Sydney Cricket Ground racially abused pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Siraj on the third and fourth day of the third Test.
“There is no room for any racial sledges or any abuse in any type. People think they are being funny, but it can affect people in different ways,” Lyon said during a virtual press conference.
He feels that players would now have the option of stopping play and call out their abusers in the stands.
The Australian players had supported their Indian counterparts after the racism incidents in Sydney during the drawn Test match. (PTI)

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