Australia vs India: Two protesters breached the security during the 1st ODI at Sydney. “No $1BN Adani Loan” protests at Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia vs India: Two protesters breached the security during the 1st ODI at Sydney.
Two of the protesters breached the security at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the first ODI match between Australia and India. The protesters invaded into the ground, close to the pitch protesting against Adani’s coal project in Australia.
However, it took a good 30 seconds time for the security officials to escort the protesters out of the ground. This could be a huge breach of the Bio-secure bubble as one of the complainers of the Adani coal project came close to the pitch and showed the placard. The placard stated “State Bank of India, No $1BN Adani Loan”.
Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne present during the incident pointed out the breach saying, “We have got a couple of pitch invaders protesting about something.”
“We’ll wait for the security to come, get them and remove them.”
“We don’t see any urgency from the security right now,” the commentators on Fox Sports.
However, this could lead to serious concerns on both sides. The respective board could be canceled the series due to security and Covid concerns.
Cricket Australia has made the playing environment good for the players by allowing the spectators to witness the live match. Sydney Cricket Ground became the first venue to host the fans after the Covid-19 pandemic. The seating capacity is yet not filled completely but it is almost half.
CA Comment on Breach:
CA commenting on the issue of protesters invading into the ground, “There were no concerns for the Bio-Security breach as none of the players went close to the protesters.”
The protesters in huge numbers collected outside the Sydney cricket ground showing the placard for their rights. However, some of the protesters feel that Adani Groups’ coal mining project in Australia will harm the environment. This could lead to global warming effects.