Oz fans scatter loved ones’ ashes at MCG after taking Ashes cricket ‘literally’

London, Dec 16: Sports fans appear to have taken Melbourne Cricket Ground’s (MCG) status as an Ashes venue quite literally last month by smuggling in the mortal remains of loved ones to scatter on its turf during an open day, according to reports.

According to Newsdump.co.uk, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) does not allow the scattering of ashes at the iconic cricket and Australian Rules venue but several piles of remains were left behind after some 30,000 visitors had departed the stadium.

MCC spokesman Shane Brown said the ashes were a potential hazard to athletes and were unlikely to remain where they were scattered for long. (ANI)