Afghan cricketers involved in Manchester restaurant fight
Several members of the Afghanistan World Cup were involved in quarrel at a Manchester restaurant on Monday for which even police was called up.
BBC reported, some unnamed team members of the Afghan squad were having dinner when they felt offended finding out they were filmed by a member of public.
The cricketers rose and confronted the member of the public, following which an ugly brawl broke out. The police had to be called.
The incident took place in the night before Afghanistan’s World Cup match against the hosts at Manchester’s Old Trafford which they went down with a colossal 150-run defeat.
On Tuesday, a statement issued by Greater Manchester Police confirmed that officers attended Akbar’s restaurant shortly after 11.15 pm local time on Monday.
“Shortly after 11.15 pm on Monday 17 June 2019, police were called to reports of an altercation at a premises on Liverpool Road in Manchester,”
the statement said.
“Officers attended the scene. No one was injured and no arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing,” it added.
However, no arrests were made; Akbar’s refused to give further details about the incident when contacted by the British media.
But Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib dodged the incident when being asked by the reporters after the match, said he had no information in this regard.
“No, I haven’t, so you can ask my security officer. I didn’t know anything about him, about them,” he said. “It’s not a big issue for the team, for me.”
Team manager, Naweeb Sayen also bypassed the happening. He said, “Nothing of that sort happened. The players just went for dinner. There was no altercation. All claims are baseless.”