ICC to take action after fans clash at Headingley


The International Cricket Council has said it will take an action against any fans associated with “fights” before the Cricket World Cup match among Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.

Recordings shared via media demonstrated supporters of the two nations battling outside the setting and security work force being compelled to intercede, while ESPNcricinfo detailed that in any event two fans had been removed starting from the earliest stage.

“We know about certain fights among a minority of fans and are as of now working with the scene security group and the nearby police power, West Yorkshire Police, to guarantee there are no further occurrences,” an ICC representative said.

“We don’t approve this sort of conduct, and will make proper move against any enemy of social conduct that riches the satisfaction for most of fans.”

Police were compelled to mediate as vicious conflicts between adversary supporters defaced the World Cup coordinate among Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds on Saturday.Eyewitnesses told AFP there were conflicts in the stands toward the beginning of the match, which spread outside the ground until security officials interceded.

“Because of the intercession from security faculty the circumstance did not leave control,” said Ahmed Zai, who is from the Pakistani city of Peshawar, but lives in close-by Bradford.

A Pakistani journalist was likewise assaulted by the group, preventing him from shooting video.

Local media announced that the inconvenience began when a plane towing the message ‘Equity for Balochistan’ flew over the setting. Balochistan is the biggest region in Pakistan and fringes Afghanistan toward the north.

“We work with local police forces around the nation to avert this kind of episode happening and were guaranteed that given Headingley is under the flight way for the Leeds Bradford Airport it would not be an issue,” the representative included.

“We don’t excuse any kind of political messages at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and will work with West Yorkshire police to manage and comprehend why this has occurred and to guarantee it doesn’t occur once more.”

West Yorkshire Police said they had been brought in after “reports of some inconvenience outside the ground connected to individuals attempting to get in”.

“Officials took care of scatter the gathering with no issues and stayed on watch in the territory,” the police said in an announcement.


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