WTC Final Live: New Zealand players racially abused, Two fans removed from the Hampshire Bowl

Photo Credit: ICC Twitter
Photo Credit: ICC Twitter

WTC Final Live: New Zealand players racially abused, Two fans removed from the Hampshire Bowl – Two fans were removed from the stadium during the World Test Championship final for racially abusing New Zealand players at the Hampshire Bowl. A fan who was present at the stadium Tweet about the incident to ICC and action was taken to remove a couple of fans. 

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Racism in cricket: “Just to let you know, two individuals have been identified and removed from the venue for their conduct. Thanks for taking the time to contact @ajarrodkimber and I, we really don’t stand for that sort of behaviour in cricket,” a fan named Claire Furlong tweeted. 

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Earlier, during India’s tour of Australia, Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was racially abused by spectators on the third and fourth day of the drawn Test at SCG. It was alleged that he was called ‘brown dog.’

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Racism in cricket: After an outstanding perfomance by New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson in the first innings of the WTC final, Indian fans abused him online. He was particularly targeted for taking the wicket of India captain Virat Kohli. 

Meanwhile, in India’s second innings Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara ensured there were no further hiccups in the third session on Tuesday.

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Racism in cricket: India finished the fifth day of the WTC final at 64/2 with the winner of the high-octane clash to be decided on Wednesday (reserve day).

Tim Southee claimed the wickets of the Indian openers in the third and final of the fifth day of the WTC final against New Zealand. India have taken a lead of 32 with Kohli and Pujara unbeaten at 8 and 12 respectively. The duo will start the proceedings on Wednesday.

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