Cricket Australia apologized to the India team and launched a probe into allegations by the visiting players that they were subjected to racial abuse by part of the crowd during the third test at Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Indian team lodged an official complaint after play after bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope.
Siraj approached the umpire pointing towards the stands and the action was paused as police ejected six fans from the ground.
CA launched a parallel investigation with New South Wales Police, promising to take the “strongest measures” against anyone found guilty of vilification.
“It is most regrettable that an otherwise excellent test match contested in tremendous spirit by two friendly rivals has been tarnished by the actions of a small number of spectators over the past two days,” Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll said in a statement.