New Delhi: Cricket fanatics are having a field day. Two Bangladesh minors were detained at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong for racially abusing a South African player.
According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, made racial comments to South African players on the second day of the first Test.
"They were two minors, around 10 or 11-year olds. They saw one or two South Africa players and made some racial comments. We were informed by the match referee and when I went there, the police had already detained them. But we couldn't really arrest them or take any more action. They were crying and admitted that they did abuse the players," the report quoted BCB's security committee member-secretary Mohammad Ali.
The Proteas camp confirmed that such an incident had indeed happened, but played down it, saying it was "handled by the match officials and venue security."
Having learned from the incident, the venue manager Fazle Bari resorted to using PA system to read out the ICC's anti-racism code several times during the lunch break.
"Several announcements were made to raise awareness among the fans and inform them about the consequence of any kind of abuse. After that, not one has repeated it," Bari was quoted as saying.
Recently, the ever recognisable Indian fan Sudhir Gautam claimed was allegedly attacked by Bangladeshi fans during during the ODI series against Bangladesh.