Updated: 03/29/2014 01:45

14 foreign workers charged with rioting after fight at Kaki Bukit dormitory



14 foreign workers charged with rioting after fight at Kaki Bukit dormitory

The 14 Bangladeshi workers who allegedly brawled over a cricket match have been charged with rioting.

The men - aged between 25 and 38 - were among 35 arrested after the alleged fight which took place on Tuesday in a dormitory along Kaki Bukit Avenue 3. 

According to a police statement, preliminary investigations had revealed that the alleged fight took place between two South Asian groups during the 'live' screening of a cricket match between Bangladesh and the West Indies. 

The West Indies won. 

At least two of the men who were charged today asked if they could make a phone call to their employers. 

These requests were granted by District Judge Kessler Soh. 

Bail was set at $10,000 and the 14 men will be back in court next month. 

Three Indian Nationals were also charged with affray, and a pre-trial conference date has been set for Wednesday 

Police said investigations against the remaining suspects are ongoing.

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