Bengal players refuse to shake hands with Railways team in controversy-marred tie

At the end of the game when, the man in the eye of the storm, Murali Kartik went to each Bengal player to exchange handshakes he was asked to leave them alone.

updated: December 09, 2013 19:55 IST
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In one of the most ill-tempered domestic matches of recent times, Bengal and Railway players set a poor example of an on and off-field behaviour with the two umpires hardly being able to control the proceedings during the last two days of their Ranji Trophy encounter.

If tension started with Railways captain Murali Kartik 'Mankading' Bengal's Sandipan Das at the stroke of lunch on the third day, it ended on a very sour note with Bengal players refusing a customary handshake with the Railwaymen at the end of the match as the home team decided to continue playing all the mandatory overs.

This was certainly done by Railways to humiliate the Bengal team by keeping them on the field after they have conceded the first innings lead and the match was over as contest.

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