Tight security for 4th ODI in Colombo

Mohammad Hafeez, Tillakarathne DilshanThe Sri Lanka cricket board announced that security measures will be tightened for tomorrows fourth One Day International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Spectators have been advised to refrain from carrying hooters, liquor, glass bottles, sharp objects and lighters or match boxes into the stadium.

The Sri Lanka cricket board also said that any unruly behavior by any spectator will be severely dealt with and may even be subject to eviction from the grounds.

This follows a clash which occurred between spectators at the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Sunday.

The police yesterday arrested four people over the violent clashes which erupted at the match played at the R. Premadasa Cricket stadium.

The clashes resulted in several people including police officers being injured and the game being temporarily suspended for over half an hour.

Riot police were called in to protect the players and bring the situation under control.

The police said that investigations over the clashes were continuing to arrest several other individuals who are alleged to have been involved in the incident.

Objects including a stone was thrown at the field where Pakistani players were making their way to a clean victory with Sri Lanka struggling to chase the 317 run mark to win. (Colombo Gazette)