A charity match on July 18 at the Mote Park Cricket Club in Maidstone was abandoned as a fight broke out, reports Kent online. The match was part of a tournament held to raise money for Share for Care and Heart of Kent Hospice charities.
Ryan Matt posted a video on Twitter of the shocking incident.
Nice game of cricket 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/37bun0EiVD
— Ryan Myatt (@RyanMyatt10) July 19, 2021
Shehzad Akram, who helped to run the event, told kent online: “We tried our best for charity and these lunatics just spoiled it. At the end of the day, we were having the final match and it was the last couple of overs when some guys came on the pitch and attacked a few of the players. I don’t know what the main reason was behind it, but there were some troublemakers in the ground. They started fighting with their bats and hitting people.”
“I was far away from it, but by the time I got near, they were still fighting and swearing at each other. We are not happy – we don’t tolerate this behaviour. No one’s life was lost but a couple of guys got injured in the fight. I told them then that what they’d done was a disgrace. There should be stiff action against the players involved. We won’t let these people come into the ground in the future – we know their faces and we can’t take that risk ever again,” Akram added.
The Mote Cricket Club, where the incident took place stated on Twitter. They wrote, “The Mote CC would like to distance ourselves from any events that took place at our club yesterday. We do not oversee and are not responsible for behavior of any of those who commercially rent our ground”
“We do not condone these events and are saddened and disappointed in the organisers and those involved with the incident.”
We do not condone these events and are saddened and disappointed in the organisers and those involved with the incident.
— The Mote CC (@motecricket) July 19, 2021