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Cricket: Plane towing ‘Justice for Kashmir’ banner flies over UK stadium

Banners reading “#Justice for Kashmir” and “India stop genocide & free Kashmir” were flown over Headingley during India-Sri Lanka match, in second such World Cup incident.

Banners reading “#Justice for Kashmir” and “India stop genocide & free Kashmir” were flown over Headingley stadium during India’s World Cup clash with Sri Lanka on Saturday.

It was the second such incident at the event in England and Wales, after a banner was flown over the same ground in Leeds during last week’s match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“We are incredibly disappointed this has happened again,” the International Cricket Council said in a statement. “We do not condone any sort of political messages at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

“Throughout the tournament, we have worked with local police forces around the country to prevent this type of protest occurring. 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.”

Source: AFP