Police eject people from SCG following alleged abuse aimed at Indian players
At least six people were removed and play was suspended for more than eight minutes at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the fourth day of the third Test between Australia and India after Indian paceman Mohammed Siraj complained to the umpires about alleged abuse from the fan stands.
Following the incident, Cricket Australia's Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll said, "Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour. If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket."
Sunday's incident follows the alleged racial abuse of Indian players by a small section of the SCG crowd on Saturday.
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Rishabh Pant & Ravindra Jadeja taken for scans after being hit by Australian bowlers
Two key parts of the Indian team are hurt, with wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja being assessed for injuries after taking hits from the Australian fast bowlers.
The hosts are in control of the third Test in Sydney, ending the day nearly 200 runs ahead.
Rishabh Pant was hit on the left elbow while batting in the second session on Saturday.
On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting by Mitchell Starc.
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Love Birds spotted at Sydney Cricket Ground
Wow! So sweet, isn’t it?
A man wearing an Indian cricket jersey proposed on the sidelines of India vs Australia ODI in Sydney on Sunday.
The spectator in the stands at the SCG went down on one knee during the second ODI and proposed to a woman wearing an Australian jersey.
Here’s the video
While the lady took a few seconds to get over the shock of the moment, nervous commentators were heard saying ‘please say yes, please say yes’ on the broadcast.
The live broadcast also showed Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell applauding the moment in the stands.
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Two protesters enter Sydney ground holding ‘No €0.84B Adani Loan’ signs during the India-Australia ODI
The intrusion has also raised questions about security, particularly since the payers are in a bio-secure bubble due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Sydney: The first ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground kicked off on Friday. However, the match was briefly halted after two protesters walked out onto the ground, holding up signs against the Adani Group's request for a loan for its mining project in Australia.
The incident took place just before the sixth over.
One of the invaders, carrying a placard denouncing India’s Adani Group’s coal project in Australia, reached close to the pitch just before pacer Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl the sixth over of the home team’s innings.
The intrusion caused a brief disruption before the protesters were escorted out.
The intrusion has also raised questions about security, particularly since the payers are in a bio-secure bubble due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is noteworthy to mention that fans have returned to the ground for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced games before empty stadiums across the world. Cricket Australia has allowed filling up the stadiums to upto 50 per cent of their capacity in the India-Australia series.
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