After another plane protest, World Cup chiefs want a no-fly zone over Lord's in finals of World Cup 2019

Political messages have flown over three World Cup 2019 games, including the second semi-final between Australia and England. The ICC is looking to make the skies above Lord's - the venue for the finals - a 'no fly zone'.
After another plane protest, World Cup chiefs want a no-fly zone over Lord's in finals of World Cup 2019After another plane protest, World Cup chiefs want a no-fly zone over Lord's in finals of World Cup 2019
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Tournament chiefs said that they were trying to establish a no-fly zone over Lord's - the venue for the finals of the World Cup 2019 - after political banners were seen for the third time over the stadium during the semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston. 

The signs were "World must speak up for Balochistan" and 'Help end disappearances in Pakistan." 

This is the third time during a World Cup game that helicopters flew protest banners over a stadium as a match was being staged. The ICC had earlier not condoned these political messages. 

"We do not condone any sort of political messages at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup," the ICC said in a statement.

"We have worked with local police forces around the country throughout the tournament to prevent the World Cup being used as a platform for political protests.

"So we are incredibly disappointed these flights continue to take place. We are working very closely with the relevant agencies to make sure there is an air exclusion zone in place for manned and unmanned flights during the (Sunday's) final at Lord's."

The skies above Old Trafford had been declared a 'no-fly zone' for the first semi-final berween India and New Zealand, after helicopters carrying messages like "Justice for Kashir" and "India stop genocide and free Kamir" had flown over the stadium when India was playing Sri Lanka. 

Another message had flown over the skies during a game between Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

 

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