Three females arrested for barging WI party

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Three British females who entered the floor in which the West Indian cricket team were residing, without permission, at a five star hotel in Colombo, were arrested early this morning.

MSD personnel who were on duty at the time had arrested the 3 women and handed them over to the Colpetty Police.

West Indies qualified to play the semifinal in the ongoing T 20 world cup after they won a thriller against New Zealand in the super 8 qualifying rounds.


Gayle's female guests arrested in Windies rooms

Sri Lankan police arrested three British women who were found socialising in the hotel rooms of West Indies players, including star batsman Chris Gayle, early Wednesday, police and hotel sources said.

Police bodyguards protecting players at the ongoing World Twenty20 arrested the three Britons at the deluxe Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo and handed them over to the nearby police station for further investigations.

"Ministerial Security Division (MSD) guards assigned to protect the players carried out the arrest and the three women were handed over to the Kollupitiya police station for further investigations," police said in a statement.

Hotel sources said the women were guests of Gayle and his teammates Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards and Dwayne Smith.

The sources insisted there was no breach of security at the tightly-guarded seventh floor reserved for players and team officials.

"There was no wrongdoing on the part of the players or the women and we are surprised at the police action," a hotel source who declined to be named told AFP. "It is not against the law to be a guest of a player."

There was no immediate comment from the ICC or the West Indies team which will play Australia in the semifinals on Friday.

Police sources said they were awaiting instructions from the International Cricket Council, the organisers of the World Twenty20, to establish if they should press charges.

On September 24, a Sri Lankan broke into the rooms of two Australian cricketers at the same hotel and offered them sex. He was fined 1 000 rupees (around eight dollars) and handed a one-month suspended jail term.

The ICC had described it as a "minor isolated incident".

The authorities had declared floors occupied by cricketers as out-of-bounds as part of security for players during the September 18-October 7 tournament that was billed as the same level as for visiting heads of state.

Hotel security has been a key issue at international cricket tournaments since then-Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his room during the World Cup in Jamaica in 2007.

His death was initially treated as a murder case before police concluded he died of natural causes.  (AFP)

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  • ind Wednesday, 03 October 2012 06:08 AM

    British in every char case !!!

    Lasantha Samarasingh Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:51 AM

    Let them have fun , they only humans

    Nirmal Wednesday, 03 October 2012 06:16 AM

    It seems Brits are so desperate these days!

    Jesus Wednesday, 03 October 2012 11:09 AM

    British like it big and hard....

    Chams Wednesday, 03 October 2012 11:22 AM

    MSD is jealous or what?

    siva Wednesday, 03 October 2012 11:40 AM

    Anyone occupying a hotel room has the full right to entertain his or her guests.Arresting guests of a room occupier is an offence itself.This is going to damage the tourism industry.Obviously the police are not properly trained.Specially trained police for tourists may be the answer.

    prasa Wednesday, 03 October 2012 06:50 AM

    They may wanted to show that actual Sri Lankan girls are 1000 times better than the cheerleaders in the match !!

    Come on girls !! Impress them... we need more people like you !!

    siva Wednesday, 03 October 2012 11:49 AM

    Even in Arab countries this does not happen in star rated hotels

    Citizen Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:02 PM

    Spoilsports..... but agreed, we can't risk anything in such a high profile tournament. Esp after the Woolmer incident. Not to mention bookies etc, so players need to be guarded a bit extra. If something DOES go wrong, it's a shame to the whole country.

    Umpire Wednesday, 03 October 2012 07:23 AM

    May be they were trying to teach West Indies how to avoid LBW.

    Muniwara Wednesday, 03 October 2012 07:36 AM

    If no permission then How they went? That means there was no proper access control. I don't think they jumped through a window. If had proper access control would have been stop them before enter the players area and then there was no need to take them police. Foreigners had to gone Police due to laps in our security.

    chryshan K Wednesday, 03 October 2012 07:36 AM

    Please release them, they need to play for semi finals tomorrow against NZ women. Just visited WI team to get some finer points to handle their silly point.

    silva Wednesday, 03 October 2012 07:43 AM

    Pity they can't arrest crazy sons of crazy politicians when they go round bashing up people .

    The God Father Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:22 AM

    Probably wanted to borrow their bats and balls for a better game, can this be a crime?

    im Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:20 AM

    Black & White 6 a side match (3x3)
    Day & Night Indo

    Monkey Joe Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:25 AM

    IS IT AN "ALL INCLUSIVE" ***** HOTEL ?

    Chandiya Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:30 AM

    the WI boys would have not been happy about it.... :)

    lal Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:54 AM

    Wonder Mr.Chris Gayle will be in a spot of bother with Mrs Gale. This could end up in a bit of a storm for Mr Gayle.

    Regi Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:59 AM

    Why make a big fuss. Its all part of the game in cavalier style

    Jay Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:18 AM

    Maybe they wanted to see Gayle's "Long Handle Bat".

    weha Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:30 AM

    Or must have gone to have a look at his 'Bat'

    Thissa Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:37 AM

    Don't fuss . This the part of game. let them celebrate their entry to Semi final.

    Cobbler Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:38 AM

    We are becoming like Arab. Punishment for associating the opposite sex.

    jayawic Wednesday, 03 October 2012 05:26 AM

    May be trying to teach them how to play in semi finals

    Goto kola Wednesday, 03 October 2012 05:29 AM

    Well, they want to show this poor W. Indians where to ball, when they meet Australians on Friday.

    MULKIRIGALA Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:14 AM

    The truth is that they went there to learn the 'Gangnam Dance' from Gayle

    asoka Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:14 AM

    they might try to tamper the balls

    kingasanga Wednesday, 03 October 2012 05:44 AM

    don't worry ladies. i will organize a party for you'll.

    roshan Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:22 AM

    gale becareful

    ruwani Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:22 AM

    what a crezy police. its a matter of team maneger.we are not saudi arabia.Don't delete sri lanka nice name.! Next time British think wha a hell.if girls and boyes like..what problem to police???

    Shocking Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:32 AM

    +What is wrong with these guys having some harmless fun with the girls.so long as tthey are not carrying out illegal activities. The Cops act very fast to catch these harmless girls but Thugs and criminals who deal with drugs and assaults in 5 star hotels are not arrested because of political interference.. They take weeks to arrest the wrong doers. This is Sri Lankan Justice.

    Malaka Wednesday, 03 October 2012 06:04 AM

    they wanted to see Cris Gayle's dance


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