Cricket South Africa has boosted security for both teams after Friday’s unsavoury incident which saw Australia’s David Warner verbally abused by a spectator.
As he was walking off the park after being dismissed by Kagiso Rabada on day two, television cameras caught Warner exchanging words with a fan who was later ejected from the ground.
According to Australia coach, the comments made to Warner were of a personal nature, and he described them as ‘disgraceful’, along with the behaviour of South African crowds during this series, saying he’s never seen anything like that anywhere in the world.
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CSA acting CEO Thabang Moroe responded by saying the actions of the fans were intolerable.
‘Cricket South Africa and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support displayed at all our games,’ said Moroe.
‘However, the events that transpired [on Friday] were not tolerable and something that we don’t want to see at any of our Test matches. We have since taken it upon ourselves to beef up our security personnel to ensure that players from both sides don’t have to endure such unfortunate behaviour,’ he continued.
‘Both CSA and the players encourage supporters to continue rooting for their teams and also to behave in a decorous manner that will allow this Test series to be played in the true spirit of the game,’ he concluded.
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