The venue for the third Ashes 2023 Test, Headingley is on red alert after controversy was created during the second Test. Discussions are made between the club & West Yorkshire Police to ensure that there were plans for security arrangements so that the Australian team doesn’t face any misconduct from the home crowd.
It all started during the second Test when the Australian team received a hostile reaction from Lord’s Crowd after the dismissal of Jonny Bairstow in a controversial manner. Even three members of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) were suspended for their ugly behavior in the pavilion. Australia’s opener batter Usman Khawaja was involved in a heated argument with one of the MCC members during the lunch break on the fifth day of the second Test. Even Australia’s Captain Pat Cummins opened up about the incident & said that the behavior of MCC members was not acceptable. He also said the members apologized for their behavior.
Ashes 2023 Headingley Test: The well-being of players & Officials are of utmost importance, a Spokesperson said
“The Ashes is a truly special occasion, and we want everybody visiting Headingley to have an incredible time watching first-class cricket at our iconic venue,” a spokesperson said.
“The well-being of players, officials, and spectators is paramount, and we are implementing appropriate measures to do everything within our control to keep everyone safe.”
“Clearly, some incidents at Lords have heightened the interest and exposure of the third test. We will continue to work closely with both the ECB and West Yorkshire Police to ensure our safety measures are proportionate for this fixture,” the spokesperson concluded.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be guided about the security measures in the already fixed meetings ahead of the Headingley Test. The players will have to speak up if they feel that any area presents a potential risk. The Headingley management is sure of conducting the Test without any hindrance & glitches.