In a weird incident, bees stopped the fourth ODI match between Indian A and England Lions for around 15 minutes at the Greenfield International Stadium on Tuesday in Thiruvananthapuram after a group of spectators stirred the beehive while the match was in progress.
As per reports, Around five people were injured in the bee attack and were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for medical care.
According to New Indian Express, officials said a group of spectators who wandered to the secluded area in the west stand provoked the bees by throwing stones at the beehive when the 28th over was in progress of the England Lions innings.
“It was an unfortunate incident. We had ensured that the gallery where the spectators who sit for watching the match was cleaned ahead of the match. But it was some spectators who went upstairs where they were not supposed to go in the normal circumstances and stirred the hive unknowingly or mischievously,” Ajay Padmanabhan, Chief Operating Officer, Sports Faculties ltd, told to Express.
“Soon after the incident, the authorities have taken steps to ensure that such incidents do not recur,” Ajay added.
India ‘A’ which bowled out the Lion’s for 221 in their innings have already sealed the series 3-0 winning the first three matches of the series.