Monkey menace is getting more attention than cricket before the first ODI

The monkey menace is at an all-time high in Kanpur even cricket is facing. The district administration has hired langurs to control the monkey menace  at the Green Park Stadium, which will stage the first ODI between India and South Africa on October 11.

“The administration has employed two langurs to scare away the monkeys,” Avinash Singh, ADM City told Hindustan Times.

To ensure their effectiveness, the langurs will be staying at the venue from Sunday. They were even taken to the points from where the monkeys enter the stadium. One of the owners said regular patrolling by the langurs would act as a deterrent.

 “Once they get the message, they (monkeys) would avoid visiting the place and visitors can have a peaceful time during the match,” said an official.

He added the money frequent the nearby Parmat temple where they get food and often stray into the stadium. The district administration would be paying Rs 5000 each for the two langurs, which cost Rs 7000-10,000 a month depending on the hours work.

The practice is common in the city. The people bring in Langurs are often employed during day functions at apartments for a daily wage of Rs 1000-1,500.

In the last two years, 49 people have been injured in monkey attacks, most of them being children.

  • SHARE
    Sports Crazy man, Live in cricket, Love writing, Studied English journalism in Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Chose sports as the subject for study, Born 24 years ago during the 1992 Cricket world cup. When he is not writing love to watch movies and reading books and novels.

    Related Posts

    Arsenal Hammer Everton 5-2 In EPL

    Liverpool, Oct 22 (IANS) Arsenal thrashed 10-man Everton 5-2 on Sunday in the ninth round of the English Premier League (EPL). English forward Wayne Rooney opened...

    Referee Made The Difference In The Match: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Sunday came down heavily on US referee Jair Marrufo saying he made the difference in the...

    IND vs NZ 2017, 1st ODI: 200-run Partnership Was a Special, Special Partnership –...

    Virat Kohli’s 31st ODI century went in vain, as Tom Latham scored his fourth ODI century to guide his team to a comprehensive six-wicket...

    Shuttler Srikanth Wins Denmark Open Title

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II...

    Brazil Beat Germany 2-1 To Reach U-17 World Cup Semis

    Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Paulinho's stunning second-half strike helped three-time champions Brazil script a memorable come-from-behind 2-1 victory over European heavyweights Germany in the FIFA...