The Daily Telegraph

Leicester under curfew after Asian cricket fights


A cricket match played 4,500 miles away caused an anti-violence lockdown in Leicester after rival fans clashed. Fights broke out in the city on Aug 28 after Pakistan beat India in the Asia Cup in Dubai.

Tensions have continued since the match and on Tuesday night police authorised banning orders and curfews across the east of the city to prevent further clashes.

Peter Soulsby, Leicester’s mayor, appealed for calm and said: “Enjoy the cricket, enjoy if your team wins, but don’t use that as an excuse or opportunit­y for stirring up things that frankly don’t belong in our city of Leicester.”

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