Imran Tahir Faces Racial Abuse During ODI Against India


Imran Tahir.File photo

Imran Tahir Faces Racial Abuse During ODI Against India

South African spinner Imran Tahir was subjected to racial abuse by a fan during the fourth one-day international against India in Johannesburg, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday.

The fan was in the end ousted from the stadium after the leg-spinner reported the incident to the security officials.

Cricket South Africa has noted and knows about the circulation of video footage featuring Imran Tahir on social media and WhatsApp groups, (CSA) said in a press release.

Imran Tahir was verbally and racially abused by an unknown man during the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against India at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Tahir announced the incident to the stadium security, and was thusly joined by two security personnel to identify and to have the man ejected out from the stadium. Tahir reached the guilty party or any of the kids in the vicinity. The incident is under investigation with the CSA and stadium security groups, read the CSA explanation.

In accordance with the ICC Anti-racism code, spectators who take part in supremacist lead are to be catapulted from the stadium and can confront additionally endorses and criminal prosecution, the board expressed.

The alleged incident took place during the ‘Pink’ ODI between South Africa and India on Saturday, and was caught in a video which started circulating on social media before long.

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