Cricket World Cup 2015

Tahir victimised in Canberra

2015-03-03 16:15
Imran Tahir (AFP)

Canberra - Imran Tahir would be happy to leave the Manuka Oval, despite the Proteas' overwhelming victory over Ireland at the venue.

South Africa's 201-run win over Ireland on Tuesday was marred by an incident involving a member of the crowd and Tahir.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that it is alleged that a man watching the match shouted out "Why don't you go stroke your pet camel?" at the naturalised South African.

Tahir, who finished with bowling figures of 0-50 in his 10 overs, was fielding on the boundary when the incident took place.

It is reported that Tahir alerted security authorities of the incident immediately, but only let the man off with a warning and allowed him to continue watching the match.

Proteas management also deemed the behaviour to not be of a derogatory nature and have not taken any further action.

The Proteas play their remaining two pool matches in New Zealand where they will face Pakistan in Auckland on Saturday before finishing off against the UAE in Wellington on 12 March.

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