Two Protesters With ‘Stop Adani’ Placards Invade Pitch During India-Australia ODI
Two protesters made their way into the field of play during the first one-day international between India and Australia before being escorted out in Sydney on Friday.
The invaders were carrying a placard denouncing the Adani Group’s controversial Carmichael 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.
Earlier, protestors of the ‘Stop Adani’ movement had flocked outside the Sydney Cricket Ground to protest against the mining project.
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% of their capacity in the India-Australia series.
The engagement comprises three ODIs, as many T20 Internationals and four Tests.