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

Stone thrown at umpires' car in Chittagong

ESPNcricinfo staff
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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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  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 9, 2011, 3:44 GMT

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

  • cricket0007 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!!!

  • AnotherCricketer 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.

  • khuram13 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 .

  • 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

  • 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.

  • tammimi2010 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 cool...no big deal....

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

  • cricket0007 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!!!

  • AnotherCricketer 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.

  • khuram13 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 .

  • 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

  • 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.

  • tammimi2010 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 cool...no big deal....

  • on December 7, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    @ BANUDLE, I THINK U GUYS R OVER ACTING, YOUR TEAM IS A MINNOW AND U HAVE TO ACCEPT IT. THE ONLY REASON I WATCH THIS GAME, BECAUSE ALL THE BANGALI COMMENTATOR WERE TALKING AS THOUGH THEY HAVE ALREADY WIN THE MATCH, WHERE AS A PITCH LIKE THIS, IT WAS NEVER EZ TO SCORE, AND IF BANGLIS WERE ABLE TO SCORE 178 REAGRDLESS OF LAST TWO GAMES, I THINK THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER THAN YOUNUS AND AKMAL TO SCORE 178. WHICH IS NOT TO BE.

  • Baundele on December 7, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan I take my share of this act without any restriction and say sorry to the cricket world. But it may involve some politics as well. The stone thrower may be the same guy who switched off the flood lights to help Pakistan's win. You never know.

  • on December 7, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    When your team is losing on regular basis you do get frustrated and then things like this one happen... But I have to say the decision of Farhad Reza was wrong there was a big inside edge...but in the game of cricket you are supposed to accept the decision...

  • rohitkossery on December 7, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    What a pathetic loser the culprit of this incident is! I can understand a fan's frustration at a wrong decision, but this happens to every cricket team, not just Bangladesh. This idiot's actions just brought shame on his country. But I feel it is unfair to blame Bangladeshi fans for the actions of one person or a small group, because majority of the fans have shown the true spirit of cricket.

    That being said, it's high time ICC reviews its rules. UDRS should be made mandatory. Because otherwise it is just totally unfair, when an entire game gets turned on its head due to one pathetic decision. If UDRS was present, at least the fans and the players will know that everything possible was done to ensure a fair game. It is ruly disheartening to see a pathetic decision not being reversed, just to uphold the archaic principle of, "the umpire is always right". I think even the umpire would have wanted a chance to correct his mistake once he learned how wrong his decision was.

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    Bangladesh is more close to Calcutta. And their will always be neighbors effect.

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    bangla fans supposed not to act like this way

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    It's a minor incident at the outset, but if remains without any action taken against the perpetrator it could herald a very bad augur for Bangladesh cricket. Take it seriously guys and bring the perpetrator into book, so that nobody in future could disrepute Bangladesh cricket, which could easily result in negative consequences.

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:11 GMT

    It all happens everyday in Cricket's history, we should not take it so seriously!

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:03 GMT

    Let's not be too harsh and pontificate . Incidents like this are completely possible in both India and Pakistan too . We inherit same things . It was a good series , and BD needs obvious improvement , good to see our other neighbor (PK) doing well though.

  • on December 7, 2011, 4:11 GMT

    Craze for game is fine, but hurling missiles at officials and players ( be it home team or opponents ) is not on. Crowds must realize, players and officials are just doing their jobs like each one of us. Just like we'd have a bad day in office, they could too. We folks from subcontinent often forget to draw the line between passion and abuse.

  • praveen4honestremark on December 7, 2011, 3:13 GMT

    It was right to show your anger or frustration against a decision by an umpire which is wrong. I am not here for support of some one. All i have to say is that, when you don't show dissent then nothing will change. I appreciate they showed dissent, but a non-violent way where you protest against all match officials and umpires who were involved in this match by silent protests infront of them. Give them a rose and say, "very bad decision and should have changed it after you found you are wrong"..This should invoke some sense of feeling inside ICC that feels all it's are prompt. Change ICC, where you should allow umpires to call back players even it is 10 minutes delay after you that player is judged out earlier. ICC should change and remember that you are killing sport by all your useless rules. Let the cricket be fair game.

  • AMUSMANI on December 7, 2011, 0:18 GMT

    Bangladeshi fans should understand that fault is of thier own team. But i understand they are frustrated. and in frustration an act like this is not a big deal

  • on December 6, 2011, 23:40 GMT

    would be extremely silly to blame Bangladesh for this, one guy threw a stone, not a mob.

  • Meety on December 6, 2011, 23:30 GMT

    Pity, as Banga fans have had a good reputation, it's spoiling.

  • playitstraight on December 6, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    Shame on Bangladesh and their fans. Overall, it is a disgrace to the nation and cricket team. They need to mature and stop doing shameless acts like this. When BD won against England, did Eng fans go and throw stones at the umpires? No, instead they thought of ways to improve. If BD wants to have a good reputation in cricket, then before they start winning they have to mature as a nation and stop throwing stones at umpires or teams.

  • on December 6, 2011, 22:14 GMT

    Come on folks,lets not apint he nation negetively with one minor incident!. This stone could have been thrown by a kid who was upset by BD's loss. Wors't thing happens in many other countries. As a Pakistani, i was impressed byu the way BD bowled. Their batsmen were a disappointment. I wished so much for BD to win the last game. They area good team but the batsmen need to put their head down and play with confidence. I wish Tamim had fired. Had he been able to fire for a few over in the beginning, the whole complexity of the game would have changed.

  • Stark62 on December 6, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    @ kriskini

    East of Pakistan?!?!

    More like east of India!

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:27 GMT

    this can be happen ...... those who done thing like that are real lover of cricket ..

  • G4rgoyle on December 6, 2011, 21:22 GMT

    No big deal, not even worth mentioning as a news on this site. One person's bad beahviour does not and should not reflect on all BD fans!

  • Zahidsaltin on December 6, 2011, 20:53 GMT

    I think there is nothing to be exploited in this. In any nation with so much craze about a game you can always find a young kid who will do these type of things. Compared to what football holigans do in Europe, these are non-events. And I am so disappointed that people start making comments about a whole nation when a you kid out of thousand, behaves improperly. Ofcourse I am happy that my team won but I do wish Bangladesh luck to perform better in coming matches. One thing more, I think Bangla players should find ways to rais their game and start winning some matches otherwise when IPL style T20 starts in Bangladesh nest year, fans will shift their interest towards that league and their interest for national team will decrease.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    Send this team to lower level, for next 5 years to build a competieve team. Being a Pakistini in the USA, i so much want to see Bangladesh to win against the upper class team. Young batch of players who need to play with patience and go in with their heads up like Pakistan and India. Learn from these teams and know what winning is all about.

  • HocasPocas on December 6, 2011, 20:40 GMT

    There we go because one Idiot now every1 gonna blame the whole nation. Team is doing rubbish and now poor BD fan have to take this blame too. I feel sorry for them :(

  • Rakim on December 6, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    People are frustrated. It's batsmen who lost the game, not umpires

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:27 GMT

    I guess we should have let this match win to BD.. after all there was nothing to lose.. we already won the series, who cares about stats.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    Very very bad behaviour by BD fans...!!! I dont know why they react to each defeat as if they are champions and lost by an upset. Come on, accept that BD is a minnow who needs miracles to win a match against stronger teams and stop blaming the players and the officials because this is reality. Just cherish any solitary victory coming your way in years. This behaviour is unacceptable even from the champion teams like AUS/SA 's fans...!! respect umpires and officials. Bad decisions come to each and every team.

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    what a shame! BD fans react as if they're world champs! Bad decisions happen with every team, it doesnt mean fans react like this! Insane! Even if he wasnt given lbw at that moment, he wouldnt have been able to take them home!

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    Bad thing i mean that was only 1 decsion & most of people will agree that even that could not have even won it for Bangladesh

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  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    Bad thing i mean that was only 1 decsion & most of people will agree that even that could not have even won it for Bangladesh

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    what a shame! BD fans react as if they're world champs! Bad decisions happen with every team, it doesnt mean fans react like this! Insane! Even if he wasnt given lbw at that moment, he wouldnt have been able to take them home!

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    Very very bad behaviour by BD fans...!!! I dont know why they react to each defeat as if they are champions and lost by an upset. Come on, accept that BD is a minnow who needs miracles to win a match against stronger teams and stop blaming the players and the officials because this is reality. Just cherish any solitary victory coming your way in years. This behaviour is unacceptable even from the champion teams like AUS/SA 's fans...!! respect umpires and officials. Bad decisions come to each and every team.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:27 GMT

    I guess we should have let this match win to BD.. after all there was nothing to lose.. we already won the series, who cares about stats.

  • Rakim on December 6, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    People are frustrated. It's batsmen who lost the game, not umpires

  • HocasPocas on December 6, 2011, 20:40 GMT

    There we go because one Idiot now every1 gonna blame the whole nation. Team is doing rubbish and now poor BD fan have to take this blame too. I feel sorry for them :(

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    Send this team to lower level, for next 5 years to build a competieve team. Being a Pakistini in the USA, i so much want to see Bangladesh to win against the upper class team. Young batch of players who need to play with patience and go in with their heads up like Pakistan and India. Learn from these teams and know what winning is all about.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 6, 2011, 20:53 GMT

    I think there is nothing to be exploited in this. In any nation with so much craze about a game you can always find a young kid who will do these type of things. Compared to what football holigans do in Europe, these are non-events. And I am so disappointed that people start making comments about a whole nation when a you kid out of thousand, behaves improperly. Ofcourse I am happy that my team won but I do wish Bangladesh luck to perform better in coming matches. One thing more, I think Bangla players should find ways to rais their game and start winning some matches otherwise when IPL style T20 starts in Bangladesh nest year, fans will shift their interest towards that league and their interest for national team will decrease.

  • G4rgoyle on December 6, 2011, 21:22 GMT

    No big deal, not even worth mentioning as a news on this site. One person's bad beahviour does not and should not reflect on all BD fans!

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:27 GMT

    this can be happen ...... those who done thing like that are real lover of cricket ..