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Pakistan, Afghanistan fans clash after exciting finish

Pakistan, Afghanistan fans clash after exciting finish

Following another thrilling Super Four finish between Pakistan and Afghanistan at the Asia Cup 2022, a heated clash occurred between fans of the two countries yet again.

Fans of both countries had also scuffled during the T20 World Cup last year and the 2019 ODI World Cup.

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The incidents occurred after an on-field brawl that saw Pakistan batter Asif Ali threaten to hit Fareed Ahmed with his bat after the pacer’s elated in-your-face celebration following the former’s dismissal.

With Pakistan needing 11 off the last over and having only one wicket remaining, Afghanistan looked set for a memorable win until Naseem Shah smashed two consecutive sixes to see his team through to the final.

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Once the match was over, fans outside the ground again let their emotions get the better of them. Videos began circulating on social media showing fans pulling out seats and throwing them at each other. It was further reported that several Afghanistan fans were detained by the Sharjah Police but no arrests were made.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has said that it will lodge a protest with the ICC. “Some eyewitnesses at the ground said trouble had been brewing throughout the match and in one enclosure objects were thrown at players while after the match there were violent clashes outside the stadium as well.

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“The PCB will be dispatching a letter shortly to the International Cricket Council (ICC), Asian Cricket Council (ACC), Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), Sharjah Cricket Council and event organizers expressing their displeasure and concerns over the post match incidents with Pakistani fans,” said a PCB source.

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