Cricket: Complaints follow Tamil banners

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The Independent Online
THE CIVIL Aviation Authority in London received a number of complaints yesterday when a light aircraft - or possibly two - buzzed over the Wantage Road ground which staged the game between South Africa and Sri Lanka.

In the morning an aircraft flew over the ground for an hour trailing the banner: "Killing Tamils is just not cricket."

In the middle of the afternoon a red and white single- engined aircraft made half a dozen circuits of the ground, this time towing a banner which read: "South Africa, we Tamils support you". It was clearly a political statement by supporters of the rebel Tamil Tigers, who are fighting for independence in their country.

If the CAA decide that the pilot was causing an offence he could be prosecuted for his actions.