Sport’s abhorrence of pitch invaders is about fan control not player safety | Jonathan Liew

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From Edgbaston to Euro 2020, trendy supporters can take part: as long as it's in corporately pre-approved style

For the second time in two years, Fortress Edgbaston was breached. This time, nevertheless, it was not Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon however a number of hundred inebriated hedonists from Warwick College.

“The behaviour of a small variety of college students after the match completed was disgraceful,” the Warwickshire chief government, Stuart Cain, stated following Birmingham Bears’ T20 Blast recreation final week. Cain confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that lifetime bans are being meted out for the monstrous crime of strolling on to a cricket area upon which no match was happening and milling round for upwards of 5 minutes.

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