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'Vuvuzelas too distracting, Jabulani too fast'

Posted By: Samyuktha

Kolkata, Jun 15: The Indian football team may be far from qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, but the Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia certainly feels the pains of the players who are being forced to play with the bee-buzzing noise of vuvuzelas in the background.

Vuvuzelas, the plastic horns, have gotten on the nerves of the players, coaches, fans as well as broadcasting companies. Thousands of the vuvuzelas being blown in the stadium creates a buzzing noise that goes on from the start of the match right until the end.

“It is causing too much of an irritation. It has to be banned immediately. This kind of noise does not help football," Bhutia said.

The players and the coaches have already raised a cry over the disturbing vuvuzelas while the TV channel have brought to the notice of the FIFA World Cup organising committee that the noise was drowning out the commentary.

The organising committee is now mulling over the possibility of banning the instrument.

While the vuvuzelas account for one of the controversial issues of the FIFA World Cup 2010, another object of controversy is the official World Cup ball dubbed 'Jabulani'.

To a question on the ball, Bhutia said, “This ball is too fast. Players are having problems holding the ball."

Bhutia was in Kolkata to attend a function.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 16:08 [IST]
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