Guwahati may escape censure: Shah
Guwahati could escape censure from ICC with the BCCI saying the parent body might take a lenient view of crowd trouble witnessed there during recent India-England ODI.india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 19:09 IST
Guwahati could escape censure from International Cricket Council with the BCCI on Thursday saying the game's world governing body might take a lenient view of the crowd trouble witnessed there during the recent India-England one-dayer.
"What happened at Guwahati was not something serious. The important thing is that none of the players received any injury, had the players been involved, then it would have been a serious issue," BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said.
"What happens during football matches in England and elsewhere is worse. We do not think any action would be taken against the centre," he said.
The ICC has slapped a showcause on BCCI, asking why action should not be taken against Guwahati for the "serious breach of security" during the one-dayer on April 9.
Shah said BCCI had forwarded the showcause to the Assam Cricket Association and were awaiting a reply.
"We are yet to hear from them," Shah said.
The April 9 tie was called off by the umpires because of damp ground conditons, a decision that incensed a section of the crowd at the Nehru Stadium which turned unruly, throwing missiles on to the ground and burning posters in the galleries.