Stuff co.nz 11 May 2015
A British man who streaked at the opening game of the Cricket World Cup “tainted a historic sporting event in New Zealand” a judge has said.
Joseph Brook, 22, appeared before Judge Michael Turner in Queenstown District Court charged with invading the pitch of a major sporting event, on February 14.
Brook attended the opening match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and streaked naked at 6.50pm during a live broadcast.
Sergeant Ian Collin said Brook removed all his clothing at the end of the match and ran on to the pitch, where he was tackled by security staff.
The match was attended by a crowd of around 15,000 people, including families, and broadcast internationally to millions of viewers, he said.