Tuesday 23 July 2019

Aussie fans ejected for racist chanting

Cricket Australia confirmed it would be monitoring the remaining action for signs of abuse. Photo: Stock Image
Cricket Australia confirmed it would be monitoring the remaining action for signs of abuse. Photo: Stock Image

Tom Morgan

Australia fans were ejected after racist chanting was heard during the first day of the third Test against India in Melbourne.

Local police were alerted after shouts of "Show us your visa" were heard in Bay 13 at the MCG's Great Southern Stand. Footage of the chanting was reportedly handed to Cricket Australia, who contacted police and stadium management.

A small number of fans were told to leave amid warnings from officials that everyone in the section of the stand would be evicted from the ground if the chants continued, according to the ESPNCricinfo website.

Cricket Australia confirmed it would be monitoring the remaining action for signs of abuse. India lead by 346 runs with five wickets remaining at the end of day three after Jasprit Bumrah took six for 33 to bowl Australia out for just 151 in response to the tourists' 443 for seven declared. India closed on 54 for five as Pat Cummins took four wickets for just 10 runs.

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