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South African officials set to face music over 'disgraceful' taunt

11 March 2018 8:25 AM
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Port Elizabeth: Two executives who posed with spectators wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks are set to face the music from Cricket South Africa in Johannesburg on Monday as one of David Warner's former teammates labelled the attack on the opener's wife, Candice, as "disgraceful".

Clive Eksteen, CSA’s head of commercial and marketing, and Altaaf Kazi, the head of communications, were at St George's Park on the second day of the second Test on Saturday but were ordered back to CSA headquarters for disciplinary proceedings.

Embarrassing: Cricket South Africa executives Clive Eksteen and Altaaf Kazi posing with spectators wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks during the second Test.

Cricket Australia said in a statement on Sunday that it "appreciates the swift response, including the sincere apology from CSA, and the seriousness with which the matter is being treated”.

As they face possible dismissal, Warner again found himself the centre of attention over questions about taping on his left hand.

The Australian vice-captain is the team's chief ball shiner on the field and the television cameras focused on the adhesive material, which covered his index finger and thumb and part of his hand, on the second day of the match.


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