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Afghanistan’s WC players in restaurant row

19th June, 2019 10:37:03 printer

Police were called after members of the Afghanistan squad were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant on Monday, reports AFP.

The incident took place the night before Afghanistan’s World Cup match against England at Manchester’s Old Trafford, with the minnows going down to a colossal 150-run defeat — their fifth loss in as many matches at the tournament.

According to the BBC, the unnamed squad members took exception to being filmed by a member of the public, and confronted him.

But Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib, speaking to reporters after the match, played down the incident by saying he had no fresh information to offer on the alleged altercation.

“No, I haven’t, so you can ask my security officer. I didn’t know anything about him, about them,” he said.

“It’s not a big issue for the team, for me.”

Earlier Tuesday, a statement issued by Greater Manchester Police confirmed that officers attended Akbar’s restaurant shortly after 11:15 pm local time (2215 GMT) on Monday.


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