Imran Tahir was subjected to racial abuse in Johannesburg ODI, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Monday in a press release.
“Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the circulation of video footage featuring Imran Tahir on social media and Whatsapp groups,”
“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 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.”
“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,” CSA stated in a press release.
Even during the 2015 World Cup, Tahir was subjected to racial discrimination at Manuka Oval where one of the fans shouted “Why don’t you go stroke your pet camel?” at him. Tahir had faced a similar incident at the same venue during the 2014 tour as well.