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Four detained for racially abusing Symonds

Some sections of the Wankhede crowd were seen making monkey gestures at Andrew Symonds.

October 18, 2007, 12:16 AM IST
Four detained for racially abusing Symonds

Mumbai: The racism controversy raised its head once again during the seventh and final One-Day International between India and Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Some sections of the Wankhede crowd were seen making monkey gestures at Andrew Symonds after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck. An Australian photographer took the pictures of some people making the undignified gestures.

Four people including three men and a woman were identified and evicted from the grounds after the incident and the Mumbai Police have detained them.

Symonds, named the Man of the Series of the Future Cup, had earlier alleged that he was subjected to monkey chants during the Vadodara One-Dayer.

Earlier in the day the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia had moved in to douse the raging racism controversy just a day after the International Cricket Council warned the BCCI to take action.

The Indian and Australian cricket board issued a joint statement deploring racism.

"Cricket nations have to be on guard to ensure that the fun does not cross the boundary into unacceptable behaviour. If it does, it is our expectation that the Anti Racism Code be enforced without fear or favour. Players of all countries have a right to expect they will be treated with respect wherever they play in the world. Attention should be drawn towards inappropriate behaviour immediately," the statement read.

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