An Australian spectator received a three-year ban from Cricket Australia after he allegedly wrote racist graffiti aimed at South African batsman Hashim Amla during the ongoing second Test of the three-match series at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
The 24-year-old man from Longford was accused of writing an offensive message on the fence, facing crowd, on the opening day of the match.
The incident was brought to the attention of authorities at the ground who dealt with it immediately. It was not the first time that South African players became victim of the racial comments in Australia.
In the past, former South African speedster Makhaya Ntini had complained about being racially abused by the crowd in Perth.