‘Justice For Kashmir’ Banner Flies Over India-Sri Lanka Match Venue

Headingley: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed disappointment over the alleged security breach after two different planes with controversial messages flew over Headingley Stadium during the India-Sri Lanka World Cup match here on Saturday.

The incident took place during the first innings of the India-Sri Lanka game on Saturday when a plane displaying a political message ”Justice For Kashmir” was spotted flying over the stadium.

Minutes later, another plane carrying a banner, which read “India stop genocide and free Kashmir,” flew over the stadium.

This is the second time during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 that planes have been used to convey political messages.

Earlier on June 29, a plane with a banner “Justice for Balochistan” had flown across this stadium during the Pakistan-Afghanistan match.

“After the previous incident we were assured by West Yorkshire Police there would not be a repeat of this issue, so we are very dissatisfied it has happened again,” the ICC statement read.

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