Two members ejected from the Hampshire Bowl after hurling racist slurs at Ross Taylor

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The fight against racism has been a constant one and a cause worth fighting for. Cricket has also emerged to take action against the issue whenever applicable, and such an instance was on sight during Day 5 of the World Test Championship Final. Two individuals from the limited crowd were removed from the stadium after they were found to be casting racist slurs at Ross Taylor. 

Two members ejected from the Hampshire Bowl after hurling racist slurs at Ross Taylor

A sharp New Zealand fan apparently was able to hear the slurs being aimed at the Kiwi batsman and proceeded to inform ICC about it through Twitter.

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There is no word as of yet on the finer details of the incident with the ICC yet to get a detailed report from the security personnel who identified and ejected the individuals off the ground.

“We received reports of abuse directed at the New Zealand players,” an ICC spokesperson told Stuff. “Our security team were able to identify the culprits and they were ejected from the ground. We will not tolerate any sort of abusive behaviour in cricket.”

The subject of the abuse, Ross Taylor, was the first wicket to fall on Day 5 following a sharp catch by Shubman Gill. The veteran Kiwi batsman could only score 11 runs in the first innings total of 249.

 

Tim Southee commented on the incident after the end of day’s play by stating that he was unaware that something like this was going on off the field.

“That’s the first I’ve heard of it. The game’s always played in good spirits on the field, we’re not sure what’s happening off the field.”

The last incident of racism on a cricket ground occurred during India’s tour to Australia, where Mohammad Siraj was subjected to racial abuse by a section of the Australian crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The ejected individuals will now not be allowed back into the stadium for the final day of the WTC Final, where India holds a 32-run lead.

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