Ex-Australia teen cricketer accuses team official of rape

Australian police are investigating allegations from a former Australian youth cricket player that he was raped by a team official during a 1985 tour.

Jamie Mitchell, 55, believes he was assaulted after a team doctor treated him with a sedative.

He made his allegations in an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) interview.

Cricket Australia says they are co-operating with the police investigation.

Mr Mitchell has demanded the sport’s governing body provide answers on what they knew of the alleged incident.

In Sunday’s interview, he said he was relieved that “finally there’s some scrutiny of that 1985 tour”.

“Instead of being a highlight of my cricketing life, that tour has caused me trauma and distress over many years,” he said in a statement shared with the BBC.

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