Cricket World Cup 2015

Bugs life for Kiwis, Tigers

2015-03-13 09:51
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Hamilton - New Zealand and Bangladesh players had to call for insect sprays as they desperately swatted away swarms of black bugs which descended on Hamilton's Seddon Park in their World Cup clash Friday.

On a steamy, muggy day in the city, bugs caused a number of brief stoppages as Bangladesh batted in the early afternoon.

It was also reported that nearby pharmacies had run out of insect repellent as players and fans sought relief.

"Hearing reports the Pharmacy closest to the ground is sold out of bug spray... take care out there gang," tweeted @BLACKCAPS, the official Twitter feed of the New Zealand team.

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