ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no different to any other major sporting arena in Australia in that it is equipped with CCTV sending live pictures back to the Venue Command Centre. This enables the behaviour of the crowd or individuals to be monitored. Anyone seen behaving inappropriately will be evicted from the ground.
Police and Security will also be paying attention to people attempting to bring alcohol into the ground. Every bag brought into the venue will be checked by security. Any patrons caught in possession or consuming alcohol purchased outside the ground will be ejected.
“We want people to have a good time at the cricket, but to also act responsibly. There will be a visible police presence both in and around Manuka Oval and anyone who wants to engage in anti-social behaviour may be placed into police custody,” Acting Superintendent Corbitt said.
“Australians love their sport and it’s our job to ensure major sporting events are a safe and fun environment for everyone”.
With temperatures predicted to exceed 35 degrees Celsius, police are urging all patrons to moderate their alcohol intake and stay well-hydrated throughout the afternoon.