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Dhaka Premier League: Officials Caught In Clash Between Police And Protestors

The incident happened on Saturday morning when thousands of agitated workers attacked the cars that got stuck in traffic in a spree that lasted 15 to 20 minutes

Dhaka Premier League: Officials Caught In Clash Between Police And Protestors
The officials reportedly managed to escape with help from local police and BCB security personnel. | Courtesy: Twitter
Dhaka Premier League: Officials Caught In Clash Between Police And Protestors
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2021-06-13T14:33:19+05:30

Two match referees and six umpires of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) had a narrow escape after they found themselves in the middle of a clash between some protestors and police in Dhaka. (More Cricket News)

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, "the car ferrying the eight officials to the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) on Saturday was attacked during a clash between protesting garment workers and the police in the Savar industrial area."

"The car was completely smashed. Other vehicles stuck in the tailback were also attacked," the report said.

"The officials managed to escape with help from local police and BCB security personnel. While there were no serious injuries, broken windows had left glass shards on the officials."

The incident happened on Saturday morning when thousands of agitated workers attacked the cars that got stuck in traffic in a spree that lasted 15 to 20 minutes.

The officials eventually managed to find their way to BKSP and officiate in the two DPL matches which got delayed by 30 minutes.

The eight officials are match referees Debabrata Paul and Adil Ahmed, and umpires Shafiuddin, Tanvir Ahmed, Abdullah Al Motin, Imran Parvez, Barkatullah Turkey and Sohrab Hossain.

Terming it an "unfortunate incident", Kazi Inam Ahmed, the chairman of the cricket committee of Dhaka Metropolis, said: "The match officials showed great courage in the face of such an incident. They could start the matches at 9.30am. The match officials had a police escort but four of them were facing thousands of people in that protest."

BKSP boasts of two grounds and four games are being held here on each match day this season. The match officials travel 40km to reach the ground from the hotel in Dhaka where they are staying in a bio-secure bubble.

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