Fans told to behave

Fans told to behave

Expecting more than 70,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the first Test between India and Australia, the local police have warned the spectators to behave or else face eviction, arrest or on-the-spot fines.

Police said that unruly behaviour among the crowd won’t be tolerated. Those found drunk and disorderly would be penalised Australian Dollar 611 (USD 489) for being offensive, aggressive or generally disorderly and $244 for using threatening, abusive or insulting words.

Police Superintendent Rod Wilson said uniformed officers and transit police would be out in strength to ensure the big event was free of trouble.

He said police would be at hotels around the MCG looking for underage drinking and anti-social behaviour. Transit officers would be at work, particularly at Richmond station.

“We want people to enjoy themselves at the Test, but warn that police will act quickly if they detect any inappropriate or anti-social behaviour,” Wilson said.

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