Bangladesh v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Chittagong December 6, 2011

Stone thrown at umpires' car in Chittagong

ESPNcricinfo staff

A car that was carrying Enamul Haque and Johan Cloete, the on-field umpires of the third ODI between Bangladesh and Pakistan on Tuesday, was hit by a stone in Chittagong's Akbar Shah locality. The umpires were returning to their hotel from the at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium when the incident happened.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board media manager Rabeed Imam told ESPNcricinfo that nobody was injured in the incident and the umpires reached their hotel in central Chittagong safely.

"An incident has been reported," Imam said. "An object was hurled at the vehicle carrying the match officials that had the board's security escort. It damaged part of the window, but nobody was hurt. Everyone reached the hotel safely. The BCB condemns the incident and are taking the matter seriously. The investigation is being conducted in consultation with local police. We are awaiting a report from them."

Bangladesh were beaten by Pakistan in the third and final ODI by 58 runs, completing a 3-0 series sweep.

Chittagong does not have a record of crowd attacks but during the last World Cup the West Indies team bus was pelted with stones after Bangladesh were bowled out for 58 and lost by nine wickets in Mirpur.

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  • Manesh on December 9, 2011, 3:44 GMT

    BD Team and its fans are a big disgrace to world cricket.

  • Dummy4 on December 8, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    Bangladesh fans thought they are the Worlds best side and no right to get thrashed in these fashions Common Bangladeshi fans your such kind of attitude may put further burden to ur team which are facing the problem to save its existence in game

  • Muthuvel on December 7, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    i am not sure why BD cant do it when Ind and Pak can. What is missing?

  • Dummy4 on December 7, 2011, 17:47 GMT

    I dont see why some people are Whinning so much. Yes it was nasty that some1 threw a stone. But it wasnt a group of people. u can geberalise people like this. After 2007WC In India Govt have to give police protection to player and now people from that country Saying Bangla fans doesnt have spirit. That is ridiculous. There is black sheep in every country. We dont need to take them as example.

  • Ali on December 7, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    it is shocking really, if any1 can throw stones at them then what kind of security is this? and the event that occurred during the world cup where windies bus was smashed by stones??? what if next time instead of stones they start spraying bullets?? and for what? just one decision that went against a tail ender?? wow like that wud have changed anything.. ur team has lost 22 games in a row against Pakistan which shows ur team is weak and with this miserable batting line up im sure bangladesh cant even beat zimbabwe.. it is probably the weakest side in the world right now!!!

  • syed on December 7, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    Among other things, Bangladeshi commentators need to strive harder to choose their words carefully. Bangla players are giving their best to the game. That is the most that can be expected from them. If the hard work continues, the results will come. Neck to neck comparison between Pak and Bangla players show a wide disparity in experience to the point where the whole competition can be construed as unfair. The team management as well as other officials managing this whole affair need to place rational expectations and award the players for their hard work. Craving a win is good, but success needs to be measured in slices and not just on the final outcome. Bangla performed exceptionally well in the bowling department. Now that the focus is on batting, it will come with time.

  • khurram on December 7, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    This is not a good incident for the Bangladesh cricket. Bangladeshi supporters should show sports man's spirit. Farhad raza's decision was wrong but it is part of game. Referal system should be in every game .

  • Dummy4 on December 7, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    I am amazed to read the comments which say that the wrong decision was the only reason bangladesh lost. It did make a dfference but seriously guys.. 58 runs were still to be made. Farhad Raza may have made some but I dont think Bangladesh was touching the finish line even if Farhad was not given out in this fashion. And every thing aside, these things are a part and parcel of the game. There were days when home umpires use to purposely give the other teams batsmen out.. That problem is somehow covered by making one neutral umpire mandatory.

    Please stop crying on one bad decision because it has also happened to Pakistan alot of times and one has to accept it. Its the part n parcel

  • Dummy4 on December 7, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    It is not good for cricket loving country. We should not do things like that. I think the Umpires gave LBW decision of Farhad Reza was a wrong but it does happened in cricket. Younas Khan was also given out in 2nd ODI. Bangladeshi player should improve their skills rather than throwing stons on Umpires because Umpires can't help to win matches.

  • taimoor on December 7, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    I have many Bengali friends and they are fun loving humble people...this stupid guy probably just lost his big deal....

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