Aizawl May 3, 2018
In a separate statement Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana and sports minister Zodintluanga both expressed gratitude and expressed solidaity to Manipuri junior volleyball captain Sakil Chesam who was an unfortunate victim of hooliganism at the recently concluded 26th Mini-National Volleyball Championship held in Aizawl.
Angered by the controversial decissions made by the match officials, hordes of home state fans invaded the volleyball pitch area at Dengthuama Indoor after Manipur beat Mizoram in the boys final of 26th Mini-National Volleyball Championship. The Manipuri captain unfortunately suffered injury in the process.
“My heartfelt gratitude and my sincerest apology to Sakil Chesam, the victim of unruly fans who invaded the pitch, I wish him a speedy recorvery and I guarantee him that the perpetrators will be nabbed and bring before justice,” stated R Lalzirliana, home minister of Mizoram.
Mizoram sports minister Zodintluanga said that the people of Mizoram deeply regret that such an incident took place causing physical and mental agony to the young player. “The state has never experience an incident such as this in the past and is totally shock to learn that a player from outside the state had unfortunately met with such an incident,” he added.