Hotel guests warned for allegedly violating Indian players’ privacy

According to report in a Indian newspaper, three guests at the Hyatt Regency on Bridge Street, Birmingham have been warned to strictly adhere to the expected protocols in terms of behaviour, for ‘shouting and turning aggressive in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency’, where the Indian team is staying.

As per The Telegraph, at about 4.45 pm (BST) on Friday, the reporter saw a senior member of the Hyatt Regency’s management speak to the three guests in one section of the lobby. Also present were security personnel.

It has also been reported that a member of India’s support staff asked the hotel staff to declare the three guests ‘persona non grata’, as they had violated the players’ privacy by pestering for photographs. Even going to the extent of clicking family members.

“Unacceptable behaviour continued near the three functioning elevators, compelling security personnel to stop the three guests from getting into any of them,” the reported stated.

It further went on to add , “Around 4.30 pm on Friday, the three guests, all seeming inebriated, were seen shouting and turning aggressive in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency, which has been Team India’s address here for years.”

The Indian team will be taking on England at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday with the hopes of claiming the second semi-final spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. England, on the other hand, are under fire after losing two back to back games and face a tough prospect of qualifying for the semis with two matches remaining for them in against India and New Zealand.