Cricket: Lillee says ICC must take action

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The Independent Online
DENNIS LILLEE has attacked the International Cricket Council over its failure to act on crowd violence in the West Indies. "The ICC can count itself lucky it doesn't have blood on its hands," the former Australian fast bowler said following violence during the Australian tour of the West Indies.

Play in the final one-day match at Bridgetown was interrupted when spectators threw bottles at Australian players. In Georgetown four days earlier spectators invaded the pitch preventing the game being completed.

Lillee asked of the ICC: "Is it waiting for someone to be killed? The West Indies board has a budget stretched to the limit, but the ICC, with its coffers bursting at the seams, has a vested interest in West Indies cricket. Despite the scenes last weekend, cricket lovers want West Indies cricket to survive. The ICC must get more involved to ensure that happens."