The ritual of planes flying over the English grounds during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has continued in the Ashes as well. During the 2nd Day of the opening Test match, plane flew over Edgbaston with a banner depicting “Arise Sir Ben Stokes”.
This was a special message for him from England’s Barmy Army. Before this incident plane carried controversial and political banners against India and Pakistan during the World Cup.
ICC took notice of it and the English authorities assured them that the incident won’t repeat but it seems like no action has been taken of the situation.