An aircraft was seen flying over the Headingley stadium during the 44th Match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Saturday. The aircraft unfurled banners reading “India stop genocide & free Kashmir” and “#JusticeforKashmir”.
It may be mentioned here that it was the second such incident during the tournament as a banner was flown over the same ground in Leeds during last week’s match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, ICC issued a statement following the incident that said, “We are incredibly disappointed this has happened again. We do not condone any sort of political messages at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.”