Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has stated cricket has no room for racist abuse.
In a digital press convention on Wednesday, Lyon stated India’s Mohammed Siraj had a superb precedent in calling out racist abuse.
“There is no room for any racial sledges or any abuse in any type. People think they are being funny, but it can affect people in different ways. For me, cricket is the sport for all and there is no room for it at all,” Lyon stated.
“If the time is right to call in match officials you do it. We have got a lot of security around the ground these days and if there is anyone doing it then they can be removed, as there is absolutely no place for it. It well may set precedence to report issues to officials.”
Lyon stated he had additionally been on the receiving finish of abuses from the group.
“I think it’s quite disgusting to be honest. Yes, I’ve been on the other end of it, copping abuse, whether that’s England, New Zealand, South Africa or wherever it may be. But there’s no room for it. As a player you’ve got to try your best to block it out,” Lyon stated.
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Lyon stated gamers would now have the choice of stopping play and name out their abusers within the stands.
“It well may do (set a precedence to report issues to officials). It will be up to that player and how they have been affected. I just really hope in a whole world society, we can get over it and people can come to watch us play cricket, with players not going to work and not be worried about being abused or racially abused,” Lyon stated.
Australian gamers supported their Indian counterparts in the course of the Sydney Test after incidents of racist abuse, with skipper Tim Paine even becoming a member of the visiting staff huddle after Siraj’s complaints on the fourth day of the drawn match.
The four-match collection is at the moment tied 1-1 with the fourth Test scheduled to be held right here from Friday.