PIL filed in Madras High Court seeking ban on India-Sri Lanka cricket ties

The petitionaer claimed that after India defeated Sri Lanka in the recent triangular cricket series in Australia, petrol bombs were hurled at Indian fishermen Getty Images

Madurai: Mar 22, 2012

A PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court’s bench seeking cancellation of India-Sri Lanka cricket matches until the disputes between Tamils and Sinhalese are settled and total peace prevails in the Bay of Bengal.

In his petition, S Calvin Christopher, an advocate, alleged that whenever the Lankan cricket team was defeated by India, whether it was in the World Cup in April last year or later, there was backlash from that country’s navalmen on innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu.

He claimed that after India defeated Sri Lanka in the recent triangular cricket series in Australia, petrol bombs were hurled at Indian fishermen.

Taking into consideration the safety of the Indian fishermen, the court should stay future matches between India and Sri Lanka, the petitioner said. (PTI)