West Indies blast ‘ridiculous’ Lorgat


MOHALI – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson blasted International Cricket Council boss Haroon Lorgat as “ridiculous” on Sunday for attempting to play down the Dhaka bus stoning controversy. Lorgat insisted that Friday’s incident, which saw the West Indies team bus attacked by angry Bangladesh fans after the home team had suffered a humiliating World Cup loss, was minor with just pebbles hurled at the vehicle. But Gibson told Lorgat that it was a serious breach of security which caused the West Indies team to take cover on the floor of the bus.
The fans thought they were venting their anger at their own side. “There were stones thrown at our bus. I just want to make it clear first of all and remind Haroon Lorgat of his responsibilities. He can’t sit in a hotel room in Chennai and say they were pebbles,” said Gibson.