The police on Friday filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Mohammad Waqas Ashraf, a fan who ran into the ground during the second One Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and the West Indies.
The FIR is registered under Sections 188 and 452 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). According to the police, Waqas tried to escape the scene after meeting Shadab Khan on the pitch. However, it can be clearly seen in video footage from the match that Waqas was caught by the police on the boundary rope immediately.
“A man swiftly entered the ground from under the fence near gate number 3, saluted and hugged a cricketer (Shadab Khan) after reaching the batting crease,” says the FIR against Waqas.
A police official while talking to Geo Super said that the man has been sent for physical custody.
The man ran onto the field mid-match to salute Shadab Khan. Shadab hugged the man in return.
Pakistan whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in a three-match ODI series on Sunday.