At two matches throughout the ongoing World Cup, airplanes have flown over Headingley carrying political messages. The BCCI has requested the ICC to make sure that there is no such thing as a repeat of this within the remaining video games.
Three political banners were visible throughout Saturday’s match between India and Sri Lanka at Headingley. Two of the messages revolved across the Kashmir dispute – “#JusticeforKashmir” and “India cease genocide & free Kashmir” – whereas the third learn “Assist finish mob lynching in India”. On the similar floor earlier in the tournament, throughout a recreation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, airplanes flew comparable banners – carrying the messages “Justice for Balochistan” and “Assist finish disappearances in Pakistan”.
And because it had carried out throughout the Afghanistan-Pakistan recreation, the ICC once more issued a short media assertion saying it did “not condone any type of political messages” throughout the World Cup. The BCCI has now requested the ICC to take all doable steps to forestall such situations throughout the the rest of the match. “We need to placed on file that such incidents are unacceptable,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is known to have written within the mail, additionally despatched to the ECB.
“These are divisive political messages which don’t have any place in sporting area,” Vinod Rai, the CoA (the BCCI’s Committee of Directors) chairman instructed ESPNcricinfo. “So we have now requested the ICC and the authorities these messages should not allowed to infect the sport.”
Based on Rai the Indian Excessive Commissioner to the UK has additionally requested respective native authorities to spotlight the seriousness of the difficulty and safeguard the safety of the Indian followers and squad throughout the World Cup.
“We’re extremely disenchanted this has occurred once more,” the ICC assertion on Saturday mentioned. “All through the match we have now labored with native police forces across the nation to forestall this kind of protest occurring. After the earlier incident we had been assured by West Yorkshire Police there wouldn’t be a repeat of this situation, so we’re very dissatisfied it has occurred once more.”
The ICC is already working with police forces in Manchester and Birmingham, the cities internet hosting the 2 semi-finals, and is assured that such incidents won’t happen once more.
Aside from the airplane banners, there have been additionally chants within the crowd in help of Khalistan – a secessionist motion within the Indian state of Punjab that reached its peak within the 1980s – throughout two of Pakistan’s video games at Edgbaston and Headingley.