Thane, Mar 22: Eight men were arrested at Kalyan in the district on Sunday as they were found playing cricket during the 'Janata curfew' being observed to check the spread of coronavirus, police said.
They were playing cricket at Kala Talao Maidan in the afternoon, police said.
Police also detained a boy in this connection, an official said.
"Action was taken against them for defying the prohibitory orders issued by the Thane Police Commissionerate.
They also went against the 'Janata curfew' being observed to curb the spread of coronavirus," the police official said.
The Mahatma Phule Chowk Police Station registered an offence against the accused under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 290 (public nuisance).
They were also booked under the Maharashtra Police Act as well as the National Disaster Act 2005, the official said.