Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) President Kumar Sangakkara on Monday condemned the incidents of Indian gamers being subjected to racial abuse by spectators throughout the third Check towards Australia, demanding sturdy punishment towards the offenders.
MCC is the guardian of the legal guidelines of the sport.
“I did examine what occurred with the gang and the Indian staff within the final couple of days,” Sangakkara mentioned throughout a digital interplay facilitated by the Abu Dhabi T10.
“Racism in any nation in any method must be condemned and people accountable must be strongly punished and stern motion must be taken towards them,” mentioned the previous Sri Lanka captain.
Play was halted for a couple of minutes at the Sydney Cricket Floor on Sunday after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of racial abuse from a bit of the gang, resulting in expulsion of six spectators and an unreserved apology from Cricket Australia.
On Saturday and Sunday, Siraj and senior bowler Jasprit Bumrah had been allegedly subjected to a number of abuses together with racist slurs like “Brown Canine” and “Massive Monkey”.
Sangakkara mentioned he was lucky sufficient to not face racism in his taking part in days.
“Throughout my time I used to be lucky that I by no means got here throughout any sort of racial abuse. I am unable to converse on behalf of different Sri Lankan cricketers however I personally haven’t been victimised in phrases of racial slurs and that is true for each nation I’ve toured,” he mentioned.