Selector Mohinder Amarnath denied entry into Ferozeshah Kotla stadium

Mohinder Amarnath was later granted entry at around eight in the evening after he acquired his local pass AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Oct 18, 2011

Newly-elected selector from North Zone, Mohinder Amarnath was not allowed entry in to the stadium resulting in delay of the selection committee meeting to announce the Indian team for the remaining one-dayers at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Monday.

Amarnath, who was carrying BCCI’s central accreditation card, had forgotten his local pass. As a result, the security didn’t allow him to enter the stadium as the card couldn’t be swiped at the turnstiles.

He was later granted entry at around eight in the evening after he acquired his local pass. The selection meeting finally managed to get underway at about an hour later.

Chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth tried to pacify Amarnath who was left fuming after the whole incident.

“It is unfortunate that a person of Amarnath’s stature was denied entry but rules are rules. Security norms here can’t be flouted. At the end of the day the matter was amicably resolved,” a DDCA official said.