I-League: Mohun Bagan players brave snake-infested pitch

Updated: 29 March 2013 16:29 IST

During an I-League match pitting Mohun Bagan against Arrows last weekend, over a dozen poisonous snakes made their way onto the Kalyani Stadium near Kolkata.

I-League: Mohun Bagan players brave snake-infested pitch
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New Delhi:

Ground staff at the Kalyani Stadium near Kolkata had some extra cleaning up to do on the weekend after over a dozen poisonous snakes made their way onto the field shortly after Mohun Bagan's I-League football match against Arrows.

The Indian Express quoted local municipality chief P.K. Sur on Tuesday attributing the influx of snakes onto the field to the onset of summer heat in the area.

The venue is unlikely to be banned by the All India Football Federation, with its chief executive Sunanda Dhar saying it has "instructed the authorities to take proper measures" to ensure the snakes were kept clear of the stadium.

No players, or ball boys, were bitten Sunday as Bagan won 3-2.

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