Fans who mocked Yuvi released after warning

Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 14:09 [IST]
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Detained fans who mocked Yuvi released

Colombo: The Sri Lankan fans who were detained for scoffing Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh at the oval stadium, have reportedly been released after being handed a warning by the police.

The three fans, who called the Yuvraj, a "water boy" were detained after complain by the Indian team management on Tuesday and released after a few hours by the police, the officials said but declined to comment on whether any further action was being taken against them according to PTI report.

The three youngsters were detained by the police for mocking the Indian cricketer on Tuesday when he was carrying drinks during the break after the tea session.

Yuvraj clearly agitated, had lost his cool and gestured back and pointed one of his fingers even as the organisers tried to calm him down.

The incident was repeated again in the evening when Yuvraj, while returning from a practice session, was shouted at and again called a "water boy".

Yuvraj however, had ignored the scoffing this time and even obliged some autograph-seeking fans.

Yuvraj subsequently complained to the Indian team management about the incident and manager Ranjib Biswal took up the issue with the local authorities.

"The police was asked to intervene and the situation was brought under control. Yuvraj was not at fault, he did not try to provoke the crowd at all," Biswal said.

Tony Perera, the CEO of the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at the Sara stadium where the Test match is being played, said that the matter had been sorted out.

"The issue is closed. We have additional security in those areas. We had meetings with the Indian cricket officials and the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief in this regard," Perera said according to PTI report.

"We asked the spectators to just enjoy the match and cooperate in preventing any such incidents," he said.


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