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  Aaron Phangiso's 'snorting cocaine' act caught on camera

Aaron Phangiso's 'snorting cocaine' act caught on camera

AHE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Feb 23, 2016, 12:30 pm IST
Updated : Feb 23, 2016, 12:30 pm IST

'His action on television was inappropriate in the light of the drug problem that we are challenged with in South Africa.'

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'His action on television was inappropriate in the light of the drug problem that we are challenged with in South Africa.'

South African cricketer Aaron Phangiso has landed himself in trouble after he was caught imitating snorting cocaine during Proteas’s second Twenty20 against England on Sunday at Wanderers.

 

The incident took place as South Africa marched towards series win in Johannesburg. The left-arm spinner was caught in his act as teammates Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada left stunned by Phangiso’s act.

Daily Mail quoted Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat saying, “We understand that Aaron was sharing in a light hearted moment with his team-mates, but his action on television was inappropriate in the light of the drug problem that we are challenged with in South Africa.”

'We have asked team management to highlight the responsibility all players have in being positive and inspirational role models to the youth of this country,' he added.

 

Earlier, CSA spokesman Altaaf Khazi had clarified that it was a light hearted moment and there was nothing serious about the same. However, he made it clear that it was inappropriate on Phangiso’s part to have been involved in such an act.

The 32-year-old South African has apologised for his behaviour.

An English daily quoted Phangiso saying, “I was sharing a light and humorous moment with my team-mates, but in hindsight I realise it was a silly and irresponsible thing to do. I would like to apologise for my actions and to all those who I may have offended.”

 

It is not the first time that Phangiso ended up on a wrong side of the law. He was reportedly not allowed to board a plane from Dubai during South African cricket team’s return to the country following India tour last year.

While Cricket South Africa refused to shed any light on the story, Phangiso, who is picked in the South African side for the upcoming ICC World T20, was said to have been severely under the influence of alcohol.

Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg