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England's team bus held up briefly

Last updated on 01 Jun 2023 | 11:10 AM
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England's team bus held up briefly

Just Oil protestors delayed England team's arrival at Lord's. However, there was no delay in start of play

England's one-off test against, neighbors, Ireland began on an inauspicious note. They arrived later than planned at Lord's after their team bus was held up by Just Stop Oil protesters.

Jonny Bairstow posted a photo on his Instagram feed, which showed protesters and police officers in front of the bus in the middle of the road.

Bairstow's caption read: "If we're a bit late it's not our fault." 

Just Stop Oil also briefly disrupted last weekend's English Premiership rugby final at Twickenham, when two protestors ran onto the pitch midway through the first half and threw orange paint powder onto the field before being removed by stewards.

A similar incident occurred at the Crucible during the World Snooker Championships in April.

Thankfully, the hold-up didn't delay the game's start, as England won the toss and chose to field first. The game will see two debutants; Josh Tongue for England and Fionn Hand for Ireland. 

With the Ireland skipper earlier making it clear that a Test win against England would be a new high for Irish cricket, bragging rights will be up for grabs. 

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