Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sri Lanka team targeted by protests over government's Tamil policies

• Lord's protesters call for Sri Lanka to abandon World Twenty20
• England accused of hypocrisy in light of ban on Zimbabwe

A demonstration against the Sri Lanka cricket team outside Lord's

Protestors against the Sri Lankan government's policies demonstrate outside Lord's during the cricket team's World Twenty20 warm-up game against South Africa. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

(guardian)Not for the first time, Lord's has become the scene of a political protest. Sri Lankan protesters have been picketing the ground, calling for the country's cricket team to return home and for other nations to boycott matches against the side. Full text