Al-Barkaat-Parle Tilak quarters held up for over 30 minutes

Jan 09, 2014, 13:22 IST | Sundari Iyer

One of the umpires officiating the match, Prakash Patil said: “Immediately after the police opened the Azad Maidan gate around lunch time, thousands of anganwadi workers entered the playing area and began having lunch.

Al barkaat vs Parle tilak
Pic/ Shadab Khan

Some even took a nap. We told them that the ball could hurt them, but they didn’t move. Later, when some of them got hurt, they began fighting with us.”

Kanu Gurav, an anganwadi worker from Mahad, who was hit by the ball on her knee said: “This morcha is more important than a match.”

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