Pakistan-Afghanistan Match: Foreign Office Condemns Display Of Anti-Pakistan Banners, Brawls
Pakistan has condemned the unruly conduct of a “certain group of spectators” during the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup.
“The flying of anti-Pakistan banners, unruly conduct of certain group of spectators toward Pakistan team players, and scuffles during the Pakistan-Afghanistan World Cup cricket match are a matter of deep concern,” the Foreign Office statement said in statement on Sunday.
It slammed the use of sports venues for such malicious propaganda and called for all relevant authorities including sports and law enforcement to thoroughly probe the matter and take the culprits to the task. The matter is also being taken up through diplomatic channels, the statement added.
Earlier, the Pakistan team management requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide additional security.
The statement came after the incidents reported and recorded in and around the stadium in Leeds during and after match played on Saturday.
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Stupidity at its peak!
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— Aravind Ambat (@AravindAmbat) June 30, 2019
#CWC2019: Scuffle broke out between #Pakistan, #Afghanistan fans at #Leeds after a plane flew over the stadium with a political message | Download the ET App here: https://t.co/OpmgPJ3iU4 pic.twitter.com/kiEp8sV57N
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On the other hand, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said that the global body was working with the authorities to ensure that there were no further untoward incident like the clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan fans during a World Cup match in Leeds on Saturday.