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Ugly and Unruly! When cricket fans set fire to stands, threw bottles and garbage

Mar 13, 2018, 17:30 IST

During the 1996 World Cup semi-final, enraged spectators, who couldn’t digest India’s shocking batting collapse, threw missiles at unsuspecting Sri Lankan players, set the stands on fire, and literally turned Eden Gardens at Kolkata into a battleground. As a result, match referee Clive Lloyd awarded the game to eventual champions Sri Lanka

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On this day, back in 1996, during the World Cup semifinal between India and Sri Lanka, an enraged crowd set fire to the stands and threw water bottles and fruits on cricketers on-field as the Lankans went through to the final. We list out other such horrific incidents when cricket fans went crazy