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The venue manager of the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium had to announce the ICC’s anti-racism code several times after the incident Getty Images (Representational Photo)

The ongoing first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong witnessed ugly scenes when two spectators were held for reportedly hurling racist taunts at some unnamed South African players during the proceedings of the second day. The offenders, who are said to be minors around the age of 10-11 years, were detained for some time by the police present by the venue before being let off with a warning due to their age, with the duo admitting to their mistakes at the end of it. The incident led to ICC’s anti-racism code being announced several times on the public-service system. UPDATES: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015, 1st Test, Day 2

“We are aware of such an incident. They were two minors, around 10 or 11-year olds. They saw one or two South Africa players and made some racial comments,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) security committee member-secretary Mohammad Ali was quoted as saying according to a report on ESPNCricinfo.

We were informed by the match referee and when I went there, the police had already detained them. But we couldn’t really arrest them or take any more action. They were crying and admitted that they did abuse the players,” added Ali. ALSO READ: Tamim Iqbal, Quinton de Kock involved in shoulder barge

Venue manager Fazle Bari stated that he was asked to make the announcements after the incident was made public. “Several announcements were made to raise awareness among the fans and inform them about the consequence of any kind of abuse. After that, not one has repeated it,” he said.