At least two fans were expelled from the Headingley match after clashes between Pakistani and Afghan fans on the stands. Actual physical collisions to such an extent are unheard of at the stands in today's ICC events. There were more intense clashes between fans outside the stadium before the start of the match and after the violence – after the expulsion.
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About an hour in the match, clashes broke out between the two groups of fans at the Carnegie stand. The security staff had to intervene and some of the fans had to be evicted from the stadium. The collisions outside the stadium were much uglier with steel barricades used as a weapon. As the melee continued outside the stadium, journalists were also attacked trying to capture the scenes.
A handful of them were thrown out of the stadium by security guards, many of them rushing to the stadium, jumping down the wall, taking seats without tickets. Terrible scenes! Anti-sportswomen of Afghan fans. Disappointing. https://t.co/XKftrpLqDh
̵1; Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) June 29, 2019
In the event of an incident, prior to the start of the match, several fans were seen entering the premises illegally, jumping across the border wall. It can not be ascertained whether the illegal entrance – and thus the rewriting of the stands – has caused the clashes. Witnesses from both sides accused the verbal provocation of the other group of fans.
We are aware of some collisions amongst a few fans, and we are currently working with the local security team and local police, the West Yorkshire police, to provide there. "We do not approve of this type of behavior and will take appropriate action against any antisocial a behavior that spoils the pleasure of the majority of fans. "
t between Kabul and Islamabad, both sides are separated by a porous border – the Duran line, which was formed in 1893 between Afghanistan and British India. Refugees and drugs and terror and US influence cross this border freely about 40 years ago Cross-border movements are now much more difficult.
These tensions are even more pronounced in cricket because Afghanistan has learned their crisis in Pakistan, but now we have to help India help the BCCI to provide the national team with accepted land and help them with the infrastructure.
Before the game, Afghan captain Gjelbadin Nibb was asked if geopolitical tensions sneak into a cricket course. On the contrary, he said he hopes the cricket will help build relations. "Yes, if you look, we learned a lot about cricket, Pakistan, we played cricket in Pakistan," said Naib. "And we also hope for cricket, sport is one thing, so you can maintain good relations for everyone as in any other country, so I hope that not only Pakistan, like India, Sri Lanka, the other countries, we
"We want more matches to build our cricket or to build our cricket, and I hope that … Pakistan is our neighbor country, so it's really good for us to play a lot of cricket with them. So, Inshael – and also when you play together a lot of cricket, that's good for the country's relationship. And, Inshaellah, we hope that by the next years we will play a lot of cricket with them. "