Off The Field

World Cup 2019: Indian cricketers’ privacy violated

Written by Vipin Darwade

Three guests, apparently from India, were given an official warning for violating the Indian cricket team’s privacy at the Hyatt Regency in Bridge Street, Birmingham on Friday. The incident came a couple of days before India’s crucial World Cup game against hosts England on Sunday at Edgbaston.

Around 4.30 (local time) in the evening the same guests were seen shouting and turning aggressive in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency, which has been Team India’s address there for years.

The inappropriate behaviour of the guests prompted a member the Indian team management to request the hotel staff to declare them as persona non grata – an unacceptable or unwelcome person – the report said.

The hotel authorities reportedly warned the three for their unacceptable behavior around the Indian cricketers after the incident on Friday evening and promised Virat Kohli and Co. complete privacy during the course of their stay in Birmingham.

“Inappropriate conduct would lead to an immediate check-out, without a second warning,” according to a well-placed source


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