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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Pro-Palestine Pitch Invader Compromises Security During India’s Match


Nov 20, 2023

During the World Cup match between India and Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, a pitch invader breached the security cordon. This happened just before the first drinks break during India’s innings. The person managed to get as far as Virat Kohli in the middle before being apprehended by security personnel.

The invader was later identified as Wayne Johnson, an Australian of Chinese-Filipino origin. He was arrested and taken to Chand Kheda Police station in Ahmedabad. Johnson had worn a face mask with the design of the Palestine flag and a T-shirt with slogans “Stop bombing Palestine” on the front and “Save Palestine” on the back.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) does not allow political protests at cricket games, but since Johnson is a foreign national, it is not yet known what kind of action will be taken against him. Amidst this incident, it is important to note that Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas have been engaged in a war since October 7th.

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