Bangladesh Cricket Board to probe alleged stone pelting incident

Bangladesh cricket fans were also involved in a stone pelting incident on West Indies squad bus during the ICC 2011 World Cup © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Chittagong: Dec 7, 2011

 

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to investigate another alleged stone pelting incident, as a car carrying match officials for the third and final One-Day International came under attack after host side was humiliated by Pakistan by 58 runs.

 

The fans in Chittagong were unhappy with South Africa umpire Johan Cloete declared Bangladesh all-rounder Farhad Reza out LBW off Saeed Ajmal. The replays on the giant screen in the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium showed that the ball had first hit the bat before hitting the pads.

 

After Reza’s dismissal, Bangladesh lost their last three wickets for just two runs and were bundled out for 119 chasing 178 for victory.

 

Mesbahuddin Serniabat, the security chief of the Bangladesh Cricket Board told reporters, “An incident happened and the window of the car carrying the match officials broke. But we are not fully convinced if it is because of stoning. It may be just an accident. We are investigating the matter.”

 

Serniabat said no one was injured in the incident.

 

During the World Cup, furious Bangladeshi cricket fans stoned the bus carrying West Indies players as the visitors left for their hotel after thrashing the home team by nine wickets in Mirpur. 

 

The home side was bowled out for a paltry 58 during their World Cup Group B league match.

 

Opener Chris Gayle reacted angrily as the players came under attack. “This is some b#$%@…..Bangladesh stoning our bus!!! Freaking glass Break!!! This is c@#$,can’t believe… what next bullets!!!! Kiss teeth,” Gayle tweeted.

 

“This is ridiculous!!! Damn!!! W Cup with so many security and this happen!! Big Joke!!! Trust me I’m not keen here!!! Av players lay flat!”