ICC disappointed with stone-pelting Bangla fans

Updated: Mar 05, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

Chennai: The ICC today said it was disappointing that irate Bangladesh fans hurled stones at the West Indies team bus after the Caribbean side thrashed the hosts but ruled out shifting any of the remaining World Cup matches from Dhaka.

The West Indies` team bus`s window panes were shattered by angry Bangladeshi fans` stones after Darren Sammy`s men humiliated the local favorites by nine wickets while chasing a paltry 59.

Upset fans also attacked Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan`s house breaking one window.

"Of course, it was disappointing. We would not like to see all this. I was told it was a minor incident. My understanding of the incident is that a few irate fans threw pebbles at the bus and they were pebbles. The police who were present at that moment have made certain arrests," Lorgat said.

"I am sure the security is firm enough to handle such issues. I have said before that we are very pleased with the security arrangements in the ongoing World Cup. They have got the expertise and the experience. I have no doubt that this will be comprehensively followed through," he said.

Lorgat said the incident though disappointing, is not that big a security scare to warrant a change of venue.

"We will not move a game lightly but it is not something that we would discount for briefing. I do not believe that particular incident justifies any games to be moved from there just like that. I think we will consider moving with the schedule that has been set out.”

"We do have contingency plans above security arrangements that are in place. I am extremely confident that you will see the tournament is held as scheduled," he said.

The Police in Bangladesh has claimed that the fans, who hurled stones, mistook the West Indies team bus for the Bangladeshi one.

Bangladesh`s elite Rapid Action Battalion arrested 38 people after the attack.

PTI