Cricket South Africa (CSA) admitted that leg-spinner Imran Tahir got racially and verbally abused at the Wanderers.
The incident took place during the fourth ‘Pink’ ODI at Johannesburg against India. Also, this led to the eviction of the fans after Tahir reported the incidence with the match officials.
CSA admits Tahir’s allegation:
“Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the circulation of video footage featuring Imran Tahir on social media and Whatsapp groups,” CSA said in a release.
The release also stated he didn’t touch the offender.
In addition, he helped the security personnel to identify him.
“Imran Tahir was verbally and racially abused by an unknown man during the fourth ODI against India at the Wanderers Stadium. Tahir reported the incident to the stadium security. He was subsequently accompanied by two security personnel to identify and to have the man ejected from the stadium. Tahir made no physical contact with the offender or any of the children in the vicinity. The incident is under investigation with the CSA and stadium security teams,” the release added.
According to ICC rules, the fan will face further sanctions and criminal prosecution.
However, this is not the first time for Tahir got racially abused. During the 2015 World Cup, at Manuka Oval, a fan shouted, “Why don’t you go stroke your pet camel?” at him.
In addition to, he got subjected to the same kind of behaviour in 2014 at the same venue.
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