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BCCI files complaint after anti-India banners fly during Ind-SL clas

7 July 2019 09:59 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday filed a written complaint to the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the aircraft that flew over the Headingley cricket ground during India's ICC World Cup 2019 match with Sri Lanka at Leeds.

The cricket board has expressed concern regarding the security of its players and requested the apex body to ensure no such incident is repeated again.

During India's final league match of the ongoing cricket world cup with Sri Lanka on Saturday, an aircraft flew over the Headingley stadium, Leeds with a banner tied to its back reading "Justice For Kashmir".

Half an hour later a similar looking aircraft flew over the stadium and had a banner reading "India Stop Genocide, Free Kashmir". Later in the match, a third aircraft with a banner reading "Help End Mob Lynching" flew over the cricket ground.

Banners fly over Headingley during India's World Cup clash with Sri Lanka

  Comments - 7

  • ANTON Sunday, 07 July 2019 11:20 AM

    It shows the depth of Islamic terrorism.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 07 July 2019 12:55 PM

    Nonsense. There is freedom of expression in England.

    Jess H Monday, 08 July 2019 08:52 AM

    freedom of expression for deep islamic terrorism, here I fixed it

    nsns Sunday, 07 July 2019 12:04 PM

    All were true statements flown by the planes though

    Lalin Sunday, 07 July 2019 01:05 PM

    It's the same for Sri Lanka! LTTE supporters with flags etc protest outside grounds of many Sri Lanka matches with anti-Sri Lanka slogans. There have been instances where Sri Lankan fans have been beaten up.

    Ajja Monday, 08 July 2019 08:35 AM

    Would have been organized by the Muslim Mayors of England for sure....

    jaliya Monday, 08 July 2019 08:44 AM

    This is nothing more than a propaganda campaign .... unlike in sri lanka these are normal events in many parts of developed world.

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