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I was sledged as a nine-year-old cricketer – and I think the sledging culture should change – Sydney Morning Herald

Racial abuse allegations should make us question whether sledging has had its day.

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Most of the crowd did us proud wearing pink, and lots of it, on Jane McGrath day, observing strict COVID-19 protocols, and cheering both teams in their best moments.
But a few intoxicated members of the crowd made that easy to forget when they allegedly called out a series of expletives and racist jibes including, it appears, the continued mocking of certain Indian players names, and the comparison of at least one member of the Indian team to a monkey.
This kind of talk has absolutely no place in…

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