Australian Cricket Team Faces The Heat For Big Ben Stunt

October 29th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
ashOct 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just ahead of the Ashes series, the Australian team might soon find itself amidst a legal tussle after a stunt that projected images of some of its player on the Big Ben has sparked a fresh controversy. With responding to the images of players such as Ricky Ponting as well as Michael Clarke being flashed on the Big Ben, the Westminster Council has threatened that it might drag the Australian team to court over the controversial stunt.

On Wednesday evening, the images of the Australian captain and the vice-captain beamed on the Big Ben which carried the message ‘Don’t forget to pack the urn,’ referring to the belief that their team would be able to emerge victorious at the end of the Ashes series which is scheduled to commence from next month. However, the stunt does not seem to have gone down too well with the Westminster Council and chances are high that it might result in a police probe. While reacting to the stunt, councilor Robert Davis who is the deputy leader of the Westminster city council stated that the Palace of Westminster is considered to be a UNESCO world heritage site and so it is inappropriate as well as insulting for such an important location and building to be abused in such a manner.

Moreover, councilor Robert Davis also went on describe the stunt as a criminal offense while adding that the Westminster Council is considering taking a legal action against the Australian team. Despite the controversy that the stunt has created, the Australian cricket board has not been available for any comments in this regard.

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