Indian media reports on Indian Fans Rioting in Aus

Indian media reports on Indian Fans Rioting in Aus

Post by Tikka, H.S » Thu, 13 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Some fans claimed that Indian media was not covering Indian fans' reaction
in the Ind-Aus match yesterday. This statement is not true. I went to the
websites of a few newspapers and found that most of them did cover it.
Exceptions being Tribune, which shows that India has still to play Australia
and Deccan Chronicle, which carried a very succint summary. Here are the
excerpts from some newspapers. These are the major newspapers in India.

The Hindustan Times
Ganguly reached his century, but was run out to the very next ball. The
          batsman pushed Fleming towards mid-off and seemed to have
          enough time to complete the single, but paid the penalty for not
          grounding the bat as Andrew Symonds found the mark with a direct

          The dismissal led to protests from a pre***ly Indian section
          the crowd in the southern stand end which threw empty water
          into the ground and forced play to be stopped for about 15

          The crowd apparently was under the impression that Ganguly had
          made the ground and play resumed after the debris were cleared and
          both Dravid and Robin Singh appealed for calm.

The Times of India

Ganguly sparkles but can't
            lighten gloom

                            By V. Srivatsa

                            The Times of India
                            News Service

                            MELBOURNE: Not
                            many at the MCG may
                            have cared if India had
                            won their Carlton and
                            United Series game
                            against Australia after
                            watching Saurav
                            Ganguly's exhilarating
                            hundred. So dazzling
                            was his knock that his
            abrupt dismissal to a run-out decision after
            several replays dispirited some fans in the
            Great Southern Stand and they started hurling
            missiles onto the ground.

            Play had to be suspended for a shade over
            quarter of an hour before bottles and cans
            were cleared. When Ganguly got out, the
            Indians needed 92 runs from 63 balls and
            irate fans may have honestly believed that
            India had a mathematical chance of getting to
            the 270-run target set by Australia.

India Today
Same piece as Hindustan Times above.

Indian Express
Has the strongest coverage on this.

Aussies call for police aid to stop crowd

            MELBOURNE: Australian officials will demand stronger
            police presence at future day-night internationals after
            bottle-throwing spectators briefly halted Wednesday's match
            against India.

            Australian Cricket Board chairman Mal Speed said ongoing
            crowd problems that had plagued Australian cricket for the
            past few years demanded toucher action.

            ``What happened tonight was totally unacceptable,'' Speed
            said. ``It's the second year in a row we've had problems here
            (at the Melbourne Cricket Ground).'' Angry fans, mostly
            Indians, were upset when Sourav Ganguly was run out for
            exactly 100 as the touring team chased a victory target of
            270 in 50 overs. The Indian opener was given out by the
            third umpire when television replays showed he did not
            ground his bat.

            Dozens of Indian supporters began throwing debris onto the
            MCG outfield as Ganguly departed, halting the game for
            around 15 minutes as ground staff cleared the playing area.
            Australia won the match by 28 runs.

The Deccan Herald

Ponting ton sees Aussies through

                                        MELBOURNE, Jan 12
INDIA stood disgraced on two counts today. Firstly, their cricketers turned
in another depressing performance to go down
to the mighty Australians. Secondly, the local Indian community indulged in
throwing trash on the field, contesting a close
run- out decision against Sourav Ganguly. Play, as it happens back home, was
held up for 17 minutes.


Indian media reports on Indian Fans Rioting in Aus

Post by Winte » Fri, 14 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Thanks Tikka...I logged on last night so I guess most didn't have their
reports uploaded yet....