Cricket Australia may dish out ‘indefinite’ bans if fans guilty of racial abuse | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia (CA) could slap indefinite bans on any fans found to have racially abused the visiting India players during the third test in Sydney, its interim chief executive Nick Hockley said on Monday. CA has launched an investigation with New South Wales Police after India bowler Mohammed Siraj‘s complaint led to the ejection … Read more

Watch: Did Steve Smith scuff up Rishabh Pant’s guard mark on purpose on Day 5 of Sydney Test? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant overcame the pain of an injured elbow and played a terrific 97-run knock on Day 5 of the Sydney Test to put hosts Australia under pressure. The counter-attacking knock from Pant rattled the Aussies and saw them desperately searching for ways to unsettle the swashbuckling batsman. In what could have … Read more

‘Not acceptable’: Australia’s long battle with racism in sport | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: The alleged racist abuse of Indian players by fans at the third Test in Sydney is just the latest in a litany of similar incidents to mar sport in Australia, with authorities struggling to stamp out the problem. Cricket chiefs vowed tough action, including bans, fines and referral to police if spectators were proven … Read more

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara becomes 11th Indian to cross 6000-run mark in Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday added another feather to his cap as he completed 6,000 runs in Test cricket. Pujara achieved the milestone on the final day of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In the 76th over of the fourth innings, Pujara smashed a boundary off Nathan Lyon and … Read more

Final Australia-India Test gets go ahead at Brisbane’s Gabba | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: The fourth and final Test will go ahead “as planned” in Brisbane this week, Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley said Monday, after agreement from India who had been insisting they avoid quarantine in the city. The location was thrown into doubt with India reportedly unhappy about having to undergo another round of isolation and … Read more

Ravindra Jadeja out of first two Tests against England, might bat with injections if required in Sydney | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Senior India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who dislocated his left thumb on day three of the third Test against Australia on Saturday, has been ruled out of the first two games in the upcoming series against England. Jadeja was not able to bowl in Australia’s second innings after a short ball from Mitchell Starc hit … Read more

It’s a shame, one of my greatest pet hates: Justin Langer after India players racially abused | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia coach Justin Langer on Sunday called it a shame and one of his greatest “pet hates” after some spectators directed racial abuse at Indian players during the third Test here and were expelled from the Sydney Cricket Ground for their behaviour. Play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day after … Read more

Faced racism in Sydney earlier too, needs to be dealt with iron fist: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday said racist abuse from the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground is not new and needs to be dealt with an iron fist after some spectators were ejected for targetting Indian players during the ongoing third Test against Australia here on Sunday. Speaking at the end of the … Read more