Escape for Azharuddin

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The Independent Online
The International Cricket Council referee John Reid said yesterday he will take no further action against Mohammad Azharuddin, whose reaction to his dismissal in yesterday's Titan Cup one-day international against Australia in Bangalore provoked crowd violence.

Spectators threw stones on to the field after the former Indian captain was visibly upset at being given out lbw to Jason Gillespie. Play was interrupted for 20 minutes. "Azharuddin's behaviour led to the incidents," Reid said. "I've talked strongly to Azharuddin and the Indian manager, Madan Lal, but there will be no further action."

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