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Cricket Australia Sexual Assault Scandal

Cricket Australia Sexual Assault Scandal

Cricket Australia and Sport Integrity Australia have begun investigating after a former under 19’s cricketer has come forward, saying he was sexually assaulted on a representative tour in 1985.

Jamie Mitchell said he was raped by a cricket official during a tour of India and Sri Lanka when he was 18 years old.

“Instead of being a highlight of my cricketing life, that tour has caused me trauma and distress over many years,” Mitchell said.

The alleged perpetrator denies the allegations and has not been publicly named.

Cricket Australia and Sports Integrity Australia have been cooperating with the Federal Police, yet no charges have been laid.

Cricket Australia released a statement saying: “Cricket Australia is in contact with the alleged victim and is cooperating fully with the police investigation.”

Mitchell believes this investigation gives Cricket Australia the chance to do the right thing.

“Cricket Australia has a chance to distinguish itself by facing up to this issue and doing the right thing,” Mitchell said.

The cricketer has also called on Cricket Australia to provide medical records to show what he was injected with on two occasions by a team doctor.

“My focus is on getting answers and on player welfare, I’m expecting Cricket Australia to take this very seriously,” he said.

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