Mixed reactions from Oz papers

Updated: 10 January 2008 13:13 IST

There have been mixed reactions in the Australian media to the ban on Bhajji, with some saying the Indians have every reason to pack their bags.

New Delhi:

There have been mixed reactions in the Australian media to the ban on Bhajji, with some saying the Indians have every reason to pack their bags, and others pointing to the fact that the only person called a monkey was a coloured one.

One article from Tuesday morning's Canberra Times has sought to best explain the Indian standpoint.

John Coomber writes that cultural misunderstandings lie at the heart of the escalating row between cricket's two most powerful nations.

Just as Australian team did whenever they toured the subcontinent, the Indians have developed a siege mentality.

And to rub salt into the wound, one of their favoured sons has been convicted of racism by a South African on the say-so of the opposition players.

The BCCI's release is not as much a statement of intent as a rallying cry. To Indians, Symonds isn't black, but Australian.

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