Sat, 30 Oct 2021

T20 World Cup: In Afghanistan Crowd Chaos, ICC Asks ECB For "Thorough Investigation"!!


After the high profile clash against Pakistan Afghanistan skipper, Mohammad Nabi calms the thousands of ticketless fans tried to storm the Dubai Stadium,

Many fans who had bought tickets were prevented from entering. Nabi asked Afghan fans to buy tickets to watch the team's remaining matches in the tournament. "For the Afghan fans, please buy a ticket and come to the stadium. Don't repeat this again. This is not good," said Nabi after his team had lost by five wickets.

"More than 16,000 tickets had been issued for tonight's game between Pakistan and Afghanistan," said an ICC statement.

"However, thousands of ticketless fans traveled to the venue and then attempted to force entry into the stadium.

"Dubai Police and security staff secured the stadium to ensure the safety of everyone inside and brought in significant additional resources to disperse the crowd and calm the situation."

"The ICC, BCCI (hosts Board of Control for Cricket in India) and ECB (Emirates Cricket Board) apologize to any fans with valid tickets who were unable to enter the stadium."

They added: "The ICC has asked the ECB to undertake a thorough investigation into tonight's events to learn any lessons and will work closely with authorities to ensure there is no repeat of this situation in the future."