ICL: Indian Cricket League

Racist abuse hurled at SA players


South African all-rounder Vernon Philander and assistant coach Vincent Barnes were racially abused with monkey chants during the second Test against Pakistan on Friday, officials said.

Police removed about a dozen spectators, mostly school students, from the stadium during the match in Lahore after complaints from the South African team, officials said.

“Spectators at the Gaddafi Stadium racially abused Philander and Barnes when they were going to the nets and we complained to the police and they have handled the matter,” South African media manager Michael Owen-Smith told AFP.

“We are not making any official complaints and we are satisfied at the handling of the matter by the police,” he said.

The spectators, also including visiting Pakistani expatriates, were making monkey noises at the pair and also making obscene gestures at Philander, a black South African, officials said.

“There were four or five Pakistan expats arrested and it was a racially motivated incident and at the time some of the players were practising in the nets,” Pakistan Cricket Board official Nadeem Akram told reporters.

Source:Cricket News

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