An Australian fan banned for three years from Australian cricket after allegedly wrote a racist graffiti against South African Opening Batsman, Hashim Amla during the 3rd day of ongoing series of the three-match series between both sides at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
The 24-year old man from Longford who wrote the offensive comment from the crowd at the time of Day 3 match starts. This worst incident was taken to the authorities at ground who deals with it immediately. While the person is banned by the Cricket Australia from any official match across the country, he would also appear before the court after being charged on summons.
“Tasmania Police identified the person of interest through CCTV and witnesses in the area. Cricket Australia has issued the person with a three-year ban from any Cricket Australia match, nationally,” a Cricket Australia Spokesperson quoted.
“Cricket Australia takes a zero-tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour at any of our matches, which includes racial vilification,” he added.
“Our message to any fan attending a match is that if you display anti-social behavior, you will be removed and risk being banned from any cricket match across Australia, as well as police action being taken.” he added.
This is not the first time that the South African Players gets affected from the racial activities in Australia.
The Former South African Right Arm Pace bowler, Makaya Ntini has complained about the racial abusing activity from the crowd in Perth.
The Proteas have put in place racial quota for the national team, focusing for six non-white players, including two black Africans.