‘No $1BN Adani Loan’: Extraordinary scenes as protesters hit India-Australia ODI

0

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Loading...


By: Sports Desk |

November 27, 2020 1:10:53 pm


Protesters invaded the pitch to protest against Adani during the India vs Australia 1st ODI. (Twitter)

Two protesters stopped play during the first ODI between India and Australia when they made their into the field before being escorted out on Friday.

One of the invaders, carrying a placard ‘No $1BN Adani Loan’, managed to reach the pitch just before pacer Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl the sixth over of Australia’s innings.

“We’ve got a couple of pitch invaders protesting about something,” Adam Gilchrist said on Fox Sports.

“We’ll wait for security to come and get them and remove them.

“We don’t see any urgency from security at the moment.”

Explained: What is Adani coal-mining project in Australia

Denouncing India’s Adani Group’s coal project in Australia, Ben Burdett, one of the SCG protesters, said in a statement, “Millions of Indian taxpayers who are watching the first game of the Indian cricket tour have a right to know that the State Bank of India is considering handing their taxes to a billionaire’s climate-wrecking coal mine.”

Adani has faced country-wide protests in Australia against the Queensland project, and many have run an “Adani go back” campaign to deter the group from moving ahead.

Protesters have raised concerns that the project can possibly increase global warming and also threaten the Great Barrier Reef.

However, that was not all as protestors also gathered outside the Sydney cricket ground and raised slogans.

Fans have returned to the ground for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced games before empty stadiums across the world.

???? The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd



Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our ????️????️ Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Sports headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

Loading...

For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News. 

Also, if you like our efforts, consider sharing this story with your friends, this will encourage us to bring more exciting updates for you. 

Source

Loading...

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.