BCCI denies the charges of security breach

Published: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi :The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today denied that the violence during the abandoned India-England ODI in Guwahati was a ''security breach'' saying that it was an obvious reaction from a frustrated crowd.

Dubbing the incident as ''a serious security breach'', ICC had taken a major exception to the violent outburst of anger by the crowd, and Chief Executive Malcom Speed recently shot off a letter to the BCCI seeking an explanation on the issue.

''What kind of security breach? How can it be a security breach,'' asked Board secretary Niranjan Shah and added, ''The violence was not targeted to the players. None of were injured, the match officials were all unscathed.'' ''Guwahati was hosting an international match after a long time.

So many people came to see the match. No play after repeated inspection led to the unrest,'' Mr Shah told UNI here.

''It had happened earlier as well. It happens in football matches all the time,'' he pointed out.

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