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Asia Cup 2022: Fans wearing 'Team India' jerseys denied entry to stadium for final match

Asia Cup 2022: Fans wearing Team India jerseys denied entry to stadium for final match

Dubai: Multiple reports on social media on Sunday claimed that many Indian were turned away from the Dubai Cricket stadium for wearing 'Team India' jerseys and were not allowed to enter and watch the Asia Cup 2022 Finals between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Following the incident, Bharat Army, the fan group of the Indian cricket team, shared the ordeal faced by the Indian fans. According to the fans, those wearing Indian jerseys are not allowed to enter the stadium. Speaking to Bharat Army, a fan shared the ordeal and said that the cops pushed them for wearing Team India jerseys. In the video, a fan stated that the security staff told them they could only enter the stadium if they wore a Pakistani or Sri Lankan jersey.

"SHOCKING TREATMENT as The Bharat Army and other Indian Cricket Fans told they can not enter the stadium wearing 'India jerseys'!," Bharat Army posted on their official Twitter account along with a video of the fans' ordeals.

The Bharat Army tagged the ICC and Asian Cricket Council in its tweet and sought an investigation into the matter.

"The @icc & @ACCMedia1 we urge you to investigate as our members travelled all the way from India to watch the #AsiaCup2022 and have been told they can't enter the stadium by local officials and the police! Absolutely shocking treatment!"

Asked to bat first, Sri Lanka rode impressive fighting fifty by Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71 not out off 45) and an attacking knock by Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21) to post 170/6 against Pakistan in the match.

Apart from Rajapaksa and Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva (28 off 21) and Chamika Karunaratne (14 not out off 14) also played vital knocks for Sri Lanka, during their stay at the crease.

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