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Two protesters enter field during India-Australia ODI

Press Trust of India Sydney | Updated on November 27, 2020 Published on November 27, 2020

A protester interrupts the match with a sign that says “No $1BN Adani Loan” during first One Day International between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday   -  REUTERS

In a security breach, two protesters made their way into the field of play during the first ODI between India and Australia before being escorted out here on Friday.

One of the invaders, carrying a placard denouncing India’s Adani Group’s coal project in Australia, reached close to the pitch just before pacer Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl the sixth over of the home team’s innings.

The two were escorted out by the security after their brief invasion.

Fans have returned to the ground for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced games before empty stadiums across the world.

Cricket Australia has allowed filling up the stadiums to upto 50 per cent of their capacity in the India-Australia series.

The engagement comprises three ODIs, as many T20 Internationals and four Tests.

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Published on November 27, 2020
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