Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 12-02-2018
Cricket South Africa says it is aware of video circulating on social media groups and WhatsApp featuring Protea’s spin bowler Imran Tahir in an apparent altercation with a group of spectators.
CSA says 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.
In a statement, CSA’s Lerato Malekutu says Tahir reported the incident to the stadium security, and 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.”
CSA says In accordance with the ICC Anti-racism code, spectators who engage in racist conduct are to be ejected from the stadium and can face further sanctions and criminal prosecution.
WATCH the incident in the video clip below: