• Short Summary

    THE SECOND TEST MATCH BETWEEN THE WEST INDIES AND INDIA RESUMED AT CALCUTTA TODAY (WEDNESDAY).?

  • Description

    THE SECOND TEST MATCH BETWEEN THE WEST INDIES AND INDIA RESUMED AT CALCUTTA TODAY (WEDNESDAY). ATTENDANCE WAS RESTRICTED TO THE OFFICIAL CAPACITY OF 57,000 PEOPLE. 2,000 POLICE GUARDED THE FIELD. ON SUNDAY, SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE ABOVE THE CAPACITY CROWD WENT ON THE RAMPAGE JUST BEFORE PLAY WAS DUE TO BEGIN, AND SET FIRE TO CHAIRS AND AWNINGS.

    OUTNUMBERED POLICE USED TEAR GAS BUT HAD A HARD JOB TO CONTROL THE RIOTERS. SPECTATORS OVERFLOWED ONTO THE FIELD AND FOUGHT THEM WITH BAMBOO STRUTS AND ANYTHING ELSE AT HAND. WHILE THE BONFIRE BLAZE ON THE PITCH, MORE ANGRY SPECTATORS BARRED THE WAY OF SUMMONED FIRE ENGINES. FINALLY TROOPS WERE CALLED IN TO OPEN UP A WAY FOR THE FIREMEN AND BRING ORDER BACK TO EDEN PARK GROUNDS -- THE BIGGEST CRICKET STADIUM IN INDIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCN8FCFNXIGWYHIVG1UPSM3XY
    Media URN:
    VLVADCN8FCFNXIGWYHIVG1UPSM3XY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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