Female viewers were protesting against Kiwi player Scott Kugelgen through these posters
Scott was accused of rap two years ago, in which he was acquitted
Auckland In the second T20 match between India and New Zealand, some female viewers showed me two posters. These viewers were protesting against Kiwi player Scott Kugelgin through these posters. Scott was accused of raping two years ago, in which he was acquitted. In this match, the Indian team defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets to level the three T20 series 1-1.
'New Zealand cricket come to senses'
On Friday, in a second T20 played at Eden Park, a female audience was seen holding 'Me to' poster in hand. In the poster was written 'Come to New Zealand Cricket'.
Following the criticism of the actions of stadium officials, New Zealand Cricket's Public Relations Officer Richard Buch acknowledged that "there was nothing written in the poster that such action was taken against the woman."
Even during the first T-20 match played at the Westpac grounds of Wenlington on February 6, a female audience came up with a banner such as 'No Meaning No'. He showed this banner outright. After this, the security personnel of the field immediately came to the scene and snatched the banner from the woman and drove them out of the field.
Kugelgin was accused of rap in February 2017. However, he was acquitted of the Hamilton District Court. Scott played his first international match against Ireland in May of the same year. He was given a place in the playing XI in the ongoing Twenty20 series with India.