Beijing, Nov 18 (ANI): The Yemeni volleyball team has blamed their defeat in the Asian Games on the bikini-clad cheerleaders performing on the sidelines.
The Telegraph quoted Yemen beach volleyballer Adeeb Mahfoudh, as saying that the dancers made it impossible for them to concentrate on the game.
"They had an effect on how we played. I think they had something to do with our losing the match," he said.
Organisers of the games in China have hired four cheerleader squads, each made up of eight girls, to entertain fans during breaks in the volleyball action. Besides cheering, the girls also perform routines that include traditional Chinese elements including martial arts and fan dancing, the paper said.
"These girls are very beautiful. With them here, more people will pay attention to beach volleyball. If I can, I hope to watch them perform at the next match," Mahfoudh added. (ANI)