UPDATE: The match is still on. (Thanks to MM for the link.)
Note the Muslim Association of Britain’s enthusiastic support for this successful enterprise of intimidation. “Conflict affects sport and arts,” from the BBC, with thanks to Twostellas:
A match involving the Israeli cricket team in Glasgow has been abandoned amid fears of demonstrations over Israel’s campaign in Lebanon.
Organisers, the European Cricket Council, said it was cancelled because of public safety issues.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival has also cancelled sponsorship from the Israeli Embassy following protests from pro-Palestinian groups.
Jewish leaders said they were concerned about anti-Semitic feeling.
Originally, police said the European Cricket Council could not find an available venue for the Israel match on Thursday.
The Israeli cricket team had been expected to play Jersey in Newlands, in Glasgow’s south side, on Thursday.
That match was switched to Anniesland, postponed then cancelled. Both teams will now receive one point in the tournament.
The team is due to meet Norway on Saturday in Hillhead, Glasgow, in the European Cricket Council’s second division championship match.
Osama Saeed, of the Muslim Association of Britain, said of the decision to drop the match: “This is fabulous news, though we would wish that the decision had been taken earlier by the organisers on the grounds of principle rather than practicality.”