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Italian city bans cricket in parks after 2-yr-old hit by ball


An Italian city has banned cricket in parks after a two-year-old boy was struck by a ball whereas he was on the balcony of his house, dealing a blow to the cricket-loving Afghan and Pakistani migrants there, media experiences mentioned.

The mayor of Bolzano in northern Italy banned the sport in the city’s parks after the ball struck the boy in the pinnacle, BBC reported.

The boy, who was on the balcony of his house overlooking a park, recovered from the concussion. He was about 100 metres away from the cricket recreation.

Bolzano is now limiting cricket to tennis courts and a baseball discipline.

Mayor Renzo Caramaschi mentioned the ban was prompted by an electronic mail he had obtained from the boy’s dad and mom in regards to the cricket ball having hit their son.

Italy’s small Afghan and Pakistani migrant communities are eager on cricket, however only a few Italians play it.

“We will soon make an assessment with representatives of the Pakistani community,” Caramaschi was quoted as saying.

Italy’s Corriere della Sera day by day reported that Brescia, one other northern Italian city, banned cricket in public areas in 2009.

Bolzano is in the primarily German-speaking Alto Adige area, referred to as South Tyrol by German audio system, which has a mountainous border with Austria.

In October 2015, the regional Alto Adige web site reported that Bolzano was house to 900 Pakistanis, with one other three,000 in the entire area. The figures for Afghans had been 100 and 300, respectively.

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