Melbourne | Four persons have been injured when a brawl broke out between cricket fans watching the tense India-Pakistan World Cup match on television at a Sydney club. Police said the fight at the Merrylands RSL club last night involved up to 40 people. Three people were taken to Westmead hospital and another was taken to Auburn hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries, ABC News said today.
Police are now reviewing security camera footage of the fight but no arrests have been made so far. The game between the fierce rivals was one of the most highly anticipated of the tournament, drawing an estimated global viewing audience of one billion, the report said. Merrylands RSL club CEO Bryn Miller said nearly 180 people gathered to watch the live televised match in one of the club’s rooms last night.
India won the match by 76 runs amid a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval, extending its World Cup record over Pakistan to six wins from as many matches. He said the CCTV footage shows two people started the brawl by throwing a stool before running out of the club.
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