AUS vs SA: Cricket Australia bans spectator for three years over racist graffiti against Hashim Amla

The 25-year-old from Longford in the state’s north will also appear in court after being charged by summons for the offence.

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
AUS vs SA: Cricket Australia bans spectator for three years over racist graffiti against Hashim Amla

New Delhi: Cricket Australia have banned a spectator for three years from any match related with the national team for writing an offensive message at Blundstone Arena on day one of the Test match between Australia and South Africa.

At 4.10pm on Saturday’s first day of action, Tasmania Police was alerted about the offensive message the man had written on one of the inside fences at Blundstone Arena on Saturday’s first day of the Test.

It is understood the graffiti was about South African Test opener Hashim Amla.

“Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania can confirm a crowd behaviour issue that occurred on day one of the Commonwealth Bank Test Match against South Africa in Hobart,” a CA spokesperson said.

“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.”

The 25-year-old from Longford in the state’s north will also appear in court after being charged by summons for the offence.