ICC seeks CA’s report on pitch invasion
The ICC has sought a report from Cricket Australia on the stunning breach of security during the fifth Australia-Pakistan ODI in Perth, during which a pitch invader downed Khalid Latif.cricket Updated: Feb 01, 2010 23:26 IST
The ICC has sought a report from Cricket Australia on the stunning breach of security during the fifth Australia-Pakistan ODI in Perth, during which a pitch invader downed Khalid Latif.
“Obviously the ICC is very disappointed by the incident.
“There has been a clear security breach. We have asked CA to send us a detailed report on the incident before we can make any comment,” an ICC spokesperson told Cricinfo.
The 37-year-old man, who grabbed Latif from behind before wrestling him down last night, has been charged with assault and trespass but has been granted bail. He will now appear in court on February 16. The stadium authorities have banned the man from the venue for life.
Latif was not injured but was left shocked by the incident.
“It shouldn't be happening. It just should not be happening,” Latif told a newspaper.
“It is not that big a deal to me because I am okay. I am not hurt. It was nothing too shocking, but it was still not what you want to have happening in a game of cricket,” he added.
“I think the fans who go should remember why they go and they should not spoil it for the players and the other people at the ground. People should be at the game to support and enjoy the game. But it doesn't make me angry, nothing like that because I am okay,” he said.