AHMEDABAD: The man who invaded the pitch during the Men’s Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday has been sent to one-day remand till 5 pm on Tuesday by the court.
The incident, which took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, was a major security breach and has raised questions about the preparedness of the stadium authorities.
The man, who hails from Australia, ran onto the pitch and hugged Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. He was wearing a t-shirt that read “Stop Bombing Palestine,” a mask with the Palestine flag colors, and was carrying the rainbow flag of the LGBT community.
The incident was not shown during the live telecast of the match, but a clip of it was widely circulated on social media.