• Short Summary

    THE CROWD RIOTED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) DURING A CRICKET TEST MATCH BETWEEN INDIA AND AUSTRALIA AT BOMBAY, AND SET FIRE TO A STAND.

  • Description

    THE CROWD RIOTED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) DURING A CRICKET TEST MATCH BETWEEN INDIA AND AUSTRALIA AT BOMBAY, AND SET FIRE TO A STAND. RIOT SQUADS INTERVENED TO ALLOW THE CRICKETERS TO FINISH THE DAY'S PLAY.

    THE TROUBLE BROKE OUT ON THE FOURTH DAY OF THE FIVE-DAY MATCH, WHEN INDIA WERE IN DIFFICULTIES. THE UMPIRE DECLARED INDIAN BATSMAN VENKATRAGHAVAN CAUGHT OUT BY AUSTRALIAN WICKET-KEEPER TABER OFF CONNOLLY'S BOWLING. BUT THE CROWD OF 60,000 DECIDED THEIR BATSMAN HAD NOT STRUCK THE BALL AND SOME ERUPTED ONTO THE PITCH.

    OTHERS THREW BOTTLES ONTO THE PITCH AND SET FIRE TO CHAIRS AND PART OF A GRANDSTAND. THE EXISTING POLICE FORCE PROVED INADEQUATE AND RESERVES AND A TEAR-GAS SQUAD WERE CALLED IN, TOGETHER WITH FIREMEN TO QUELL THE FLAMES. THE RIOTERS WERE FORCED BACK AFTER A BATON CHARGE AND THE GAME WENT ON. ABOUT 50 PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

    RIOT POLICE STOOD BY TODAY (SUNDAY) AS AUSTRALIA WENT FORWARD TO VICTORY BY EIGHT WICKETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACASHH72Z5XUZLGQKWX0GXWNB3
    Media URN:
    VLVACASHH72Z5XUZLGQKWX0GXWNB3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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