Pitch invader hits Big Bash clash
Crowd member interrupts play at the SCG and faces heavy fine
27 December 2015, 08:36 PM AEST
In the wake of a pitch invader in tonight's KFC Big Bash League match at the SCG, Cricket Australia reinforces its firm stance of condemning any such behaviour on a cricket field.
The reckless spectator, who invaded the playing surface during Sydney Sixers' first innings, will be on the receiving end of a hefty fine, possible conviction and headache after his actions on Sunday night.
According to the Sydney Cricket Ground website, a fan who invades the field can receive a penalty up to $5,500 plus conviction notices from the NSW Police.
Cricket Australia will also hand out a banning notice to the individual, preventing him from attending all CA matches for 12 months.
Streakers pose a serious threat to not only themselves, but more importantly the athletes competing.
In May 2008, a streaker sprinted towards the middle of the Gabba only to run directly into the right shoulder of ex-Australia allrounder Andrew Symonds.
Symonds, who has trained with National Rugby League club Brisbane Broncos, levelled the naked intruder before security escorted him off the field.
The pitch invader is escorted out of the ground