Police arrests girls at Windies team hotel

Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 13:31 [IST]
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Police arrests girls at WI team hotel

Colombo, Oct 4: Three British nationals have been arrested for unauthorised entry into the rooms of the West Indian cricketers in their hotel here, the police informed on Wednesday.

"At least three girls of British nationality have been arrested for unauthorised entry by the ministerial security division when they entered the hotel floor of the rooms of the West Indian cricketers," a statement from the police spokesman and superintendent, Ajith Rohana, said.

They have been handed over to the Cinnamon Gardens police for further investigations. The arrests came ahead of the West Indies' semi-final clash against Australia of the ICC World Twenty20 championship, scheduled for Friday.

This was to be the third incident of police involvement in the World T20 hosted by Sri Lanka.

Earlier, a Sri Lankan man was arrested for trespassing into the floor locating the Australian cricketers, while a Briton was remanded for stealing tickets from a Colombo ticket counter.

Sri Lankan police said a tight security cordon covers players in accordance with strict anti-corruption guidelines of the ICC.


Story first published:  Thursday, October 4, 2012, 11:55 [IST]
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