Two spectators ejected for shouting abusive comments at Misbah-ul-Haq

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The duo were thrown out just prior to the lunch break

Two spectators have been ejected from the Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium for shouting abusive comments against Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on the third day of the second Test against South Africa.

The spectators, who were thrown out just prior to the lunch break, have been identified as Siddiq and Mushtaq Ameen, both of whom reside in Pakistan.

Speaking about the incident, a Dubai Sports City spokesman said: “Two individuals were shouting comments in contravention of the ICC Anti-Racism Code, which prohibits the use of language that is offensive, insulting, humiliating, intimidating or vilifying.

“The Pakistan captain followed the correct protocol and brought this to the attention of the umpires who, in turn, alerted the match referee. Venue security was informed and the two individuals were identified and removed from the venue.”

Siddiq Ameen was infuriated at having being thrown out of the ground, and said: “We only requested Misbah to include Younis Khan in the one-day team. We travelled from Abu Dhabi to watch the match and did not use any abusive language or throw any object at players.”

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