World Cup 2019: Guests warned at Team India hotel for violating players’ privacy
A win against hosts England on Sunday will guide unbeaten India to World Cup semifinals.
Updated - Nov 10, 2019 6:01 pm
The ICC Cricket World Cup witnessed an uncomfortable turn of events at a hotel in Birmingham where the management reportedly warned three guests, apparently from India, to strictly adhere to “expected protocols in terms of behaviour”. The authorities at Hyatt Regency on Bridge Street even told that them that “inappropriate conduct would lead to an immediate check-out” and there will be no second warning.
According to a report in The Telegraph, Kolkata, the three guests seemed to be in an inebriated condition. They were seen shouting and becoming aggressive at the lobby of the hotel that is the address of Team India. The incident happened at 4:30 pm on Friday. The accused guests were prevented by the security personnel to get into the lifts. Later, a senior member of the hotel management was seen speaking to the three guests.
Besides the hotel’s own security, personnel from SES Security, which has been roped in by the ICC to oversee, among other things, arrangements in the team hotels at cities hosting the matches of the quadrennial show, were also on the sport.
The report further added that one member of Team India’s support staff had suggested the hotel’s management declare the three accused as persona non grata for they had violated the players’ privacy by demanding photographs. They were even accused of trying to take pictures of the players’ family members. The matter became so serious that the Hyatt Regency chose to issue a “warning”, an unambiguous one, to the three guests.
Tony Williams, the security supervisor from SES Security, confirmed that a “warning” has been issued, the report added. That a “warning” had been issued was confirmed by Tony Williams, the security supervisor from SES Security.
India take on England in big clash tomorrow
India will take on England in a crucial game at the World Cup at Edgbaston on Sunday. While a win will take India through to the semi-finals and put the hosts’ chances of making it to the last four under further jeopardy, a win for England will put the pressure back on teams like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.