The spectators were subjected to enjoy the One Day International series opener between Australia and England without sandpaper, which usually branded "4" and "6", at The Oval on Wednesday (13 June).
Yes, the fans were not allowed to enter to The Oval stadium with sandpaper and even more than 5000 pieces of sandpaper were banned by security here in the wake of the ball tampering scandal in South Africa earlier this year that rocked the Australian Cricket.
It seems that England did not want to take any risk concerning Sandpaper, which was used by Australia’s Cameron Bancroft to alter the conditions of the ball in Cape Town, resulting Steve Smith and Warner along with himself were banned from cricket for 12 and 9 months respectively.
As per reports in news.com.au, Mark Skred, Organiser and local entrepreneur, had taken the sandpaper cards for good fun and didn't realize security were banning them at the Oval, “I had one Aussie give me a bit of stick, but it was all in good fun.”
However, there were some fans who managed to bring some of them inside the stadium.
Meanwhile, the hosts successfully have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series by winning the first ODI by 3-wickets at The Oval against Australia with second ODI to be played on 16 June (Saturday).
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