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Home > Cricket > World Cup 2003 > Reuters > Report

Pakistan players brawl amongst themselves

Telford Vice | March 03, 2003 17:42 IST

Pakistan players brawled amongst themselves on Monday on the eve of their final World Cup Group A match against Zimbabwe.

The incident, which occurred during a football match, was witnessed by reporters and photographers.

Younis Khan (L) and Inzamam ul Haq (2nd R) are separated by Saeed Anwar (2ndL) and an unidentified teammate Younis Khan (L) and Inzamam ul Haq (2nd R) are separated by Saeed Anwar (2ndL) and an unidentified teammate
Tempers flared when Younis Khan challenged Inzamam-ul-Haq for the ball. The pair squared up and when team mate Saeed Anwar tried to defuse the situation he was pushed to the ground by Inzamam.

Coach Richard Pybus then called off the game and led the players back to the dressing room. They re-emerged 20 minutes later to resume training in the nets, while Inzamam was driven back to the team hotel.

Skipper Waqar Younis said: "It's nothing new. We always have this problem when we play soccer."

Asked if any players would face disciplinary action, he replied: "No."

Pakistan must win their game against Zimbabwe to have any chance of staying in the tournament, although even then they are likely to go out on run rate.

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i dont think that these blokes fight only while playing soccer but also do when they play hop-scotch ,ie., if they play that properly.


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