Bhadohi: A 'no ball' in a cricket match in a village here led to members of both teams using stumps, bats and stones as weapons against each other, a clash that took on communal overtones and injured six people, police said on Friday.
Five people were arrested in the clash that broke out in Mathethu village in Surwaya area here on Thursday. The trouble started when the match was about to end and the umpire declared 'No ball', police officials said.
As the captains of the teams - Anwarul Haq and Phoolchandra - belonged to different communities, the clash took on a communal colour, they said. Heavy police force was deployed in the area to ease tensions.