Fans removed from final after alleged racial abuse of Ross Taylor

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NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Wed, 23 Jun 2021, 8:53AM
New Zealand's Ross Taylor plays a shot during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India. (Photo / AP)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor plays a shot during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India. (Photo / AP)

Fans removed from final after alleged racial abuse of Ross Taylor

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Wed, 23 Jun 2021, 8:53AM

Black Caps veteran Ross Taylor was allegedly racially abused by two fans who were removed from the stands at the World Test Championship final against India in Southampton.

The Times of India reports that security removed two individuals from the Ageas Bowl during the penultimate day of the World Test Championship final.

A fan watching on TV made the ICC aware on Twitter of crowd abuse during the final session of the fifth day while New Zealand were fielding stating that reports of alleged racial abuse towards Taylor.

Claire Furlong who is the ICC General Manager for Marketing and Communications, replied to the Tweet saying two individuals have been identified and removed from the venue.

A fan can be heard during the TV coverage shouting at Taylor while he was batting in the opening session of the day but it's unclear if it is of a racial nature.

Day five ended with India on 64 for two, a 32-run second innings lead heading into the final day.