Cricket officials vow to prosecute and evict people carrying lasers

January 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Brisbane, Jan.15 (ANI): Cricket Australia has said that its security teams will crack down on fans wielding laser pointers during matches.
Embarrassed by a laser-shining incident in Tuesday night’’s Twenty20 match in Brisbane between Australia and South Africa, officials have moved swiftly in an attempt to avoid a repeat of an episode.
“We have asked the security people to add this to a list of things to keep a lookout for on their closed-circuit TV monitoring,” CA public affairs manager Peter Young was quoted by the Daily Mail, as saying.
“This incident is just not cricket and I rang the South African team management this morning to apologise. We wanted to apologise as this has happened while they are guests in our country,” added Young.
Teenage fast bowler Parnell said he was stunned when a blinding green light flashed across him as he tried to take a difficult outfield catch.
Parnell, 19, described the incident as “strange” and admitted he was taken by surprise - but refused to use it as an excuse for dropping what would have been an incredible catch off Mike Hussey.
CA yesterday moved to crack down on security and put ground officials and security staff on high alert to watch for copycat incidents throughout the remainder of the summer and threatened to prosecute and evict those responsible. (ANI)

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