Cricketer shoots umpire over dispute

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Published: Sunday, December 19, 2010, 11:05 [IST]
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We all know that emotions can run high and tempers can flair when a cricket match is at stake in India. But things got out of hand with a row erupted between a cricket umpire and a player during a local match at Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The cricketer who became furious with the umpire for giving his team-mate out, actually produced a pistol and shot at the official.

The wounded umpire was rushed to a Lucknow hospital and is reportedly in stable condition. SP Govind Agarwal stated that the guilty cricketer Ashish Singh, discharged a fire-arm at the umpire Amit Singh.The offender fled the scene soon after the incident, but police have contacted his family and are on the look-our for him.


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