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Pakistan Team Asks ICC To Provide Additional Security After Tense Pak-Afg Match

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Following violent incidents after the Pakistan vs Afghanistan nail biter World Cup match on Saturday, the Pakistan team management has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide additional security.

Police were forced to intervene as violent clashes between rival supporters marred the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley in Leeds.Eyewitnesses told AFP there were clashes in the stands at the start of the match, which spread outside the ground until security officers intervened.

“Thanks to the intervention from security personnel the situation did not go out of control,” said Ahmed Zai, who is from Peshawar, but currently lives in nearby Bradford.

Videos shared on social media also showed supporters of both countries fighting outside the venue, while ESPNcricinfo reported that at least two fans had been evicted from the ground.

ICC issued a statement saying it will take action against any fans involved in scuffles and are currently working with the venue security team and the local police force, West Yorkshire Police, to ensure there are no further incidents.

“We do not condone this type of behaviour, and will take appropriate action against any anti-social behaviour that spoils the enjoyment for the majority of fans,” an ICC spokesperson said.

 

 

 

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