A swarm of bees forced play to be stopped during Sri Lanka and South Africa’s World Cup game. The event occurred in the midst of Sri Lanka’s innings when a horde of bees buzzed in the ground in the area surrounding the pitch and its square.
This caused the players to drop down to the ground and cover their heads to prevent themselves from being a bee sting. The stoppage lasted only a few minutes but the sight of the players and umpires lying on the ground was humorous for spectators and viewers alike.
Intriguingly, this was the second such occurrence involving both the teams as South Africa and Sri Lanka’s match in 2017 at the Wanderers was also subjected to a bizarre stoppage in play due to bee attack.