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Fans forced out of the stadium for political sloganeering
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Fans forced out of the stadium for political sloganeering

The ongoing ICC World Cup has been marred with political controversies and seen a lot of political slogans being flown over the stadium during a few matches. The recent incidents have prompted the ICC to take strict actions.

A similar incident happened during the semi-final match between India and New Zealand when a number of spectators were handcuffed and ejected from Old Trafford after mounting a political protest. The fans were apparently Sikh separatists who wore T-shirts and held banners demanding a referendum on an independent homeland to be carved out of India.

For the first semi-final, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ensured that air space above Old Trafford was made a 'No Fly Zone' in the wake of the unsavoury occurrences at Headingley.