Protesters hold up Sri Lankan team bus after supporters invade Cardiff pitch

Safe passage for Indian team bus as pitch invaders face heavy fine and jail; no comments from ICC or ECB

updated: June 24, 2013 23:02 IST
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Cardiff: Hundreds of Britain's Tamil community held up the Sri Lankan team bus after Thursday's Champions Trophy semi-final here against India. They were protesting against Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's government of carrying out widespread atrocities against civilians and combatants during the 2009 war that finally wiped out the Tamil Tiger insurgency.

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At least 400 protesters stood barely 500 yards away from the team pavilion and were cordoned off by security men. They were anti-Sri Lankan government slogans and also vented their ire at the cricket players. No protests were shown to the Indian team and their bus left as scheduled. (Read match report)

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