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ICC seeks explanation on Guwahati violence

Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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New Delhi:The International Cricket Council has sought an explanation from the BCCI on the violent outburst of anger by the crowd during the abandoned India-England ODI at Guwahati.

Describing the incident as a serious security breach, ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed has shot off a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, asking for an explanation for the incident.

''We have received a letter from Mr Speed in which we have been asked to explain the incident. The board is going to forward the letter to the organisers of that match, the Assam Cricket Association,'' BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah told UNI.

''Once we get their feed back, we'll send our response to the ICC,'' he added.

The fifth ODI between India and England was a washout but the 20,000 sell-out crowd, which had waited for several hours, went berserk and targeted the policemen and hurled bricks onto the outfield.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd and at least 12 people were injured in the incident.

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