The security at the venue identified two individuals and were removed from the venue.
The incident was brought to the notice of the International Cricket Council (ICC) by a viewer on Twitter.
“@ICCMediaComms hey folks, is there anyone at the ground taking note of crowd behaviour? There is a patron yelling abuse at the NZ team. There’s been some pretty inappropriate stuff throughout the day, including reports of racist abuse directed at LRPL Taylor,” a tweet from Dominic da Souza read.
@ClaireFurlong14 @ICCMediaComms hey folks, is there anyone at the ground taking note of crowd behaviour? There is a… https://t.co/pYaAnUQctx
— Dominic da Souza (@teddypaton) 1624378542000
“I wish I were at the ground, but it’s really audible through the live coverage. It’s been mentioned by quite a few viewers here in NZ. Because it’s only a small crowd, it’s transmitting really clearly,” he added.
The ICC team informed the security immediately. The security personnel tracked down the offenders and escorted the two individuals in an hour. ICC GM (marketing and communication) Claire Furlong confirmed the development on Twitter.
@teddypaton @ICCMediaComms Just to let you know, two individuals have been identified and removed from the venue fo… https://t.co/vbL9Fs0USJ
— Claire Furlong (@ClaireFurlong14) 1624380733000