12 Feb 2015

Cricket sign turns out to be hoax

1:46 pm on 12 February 2015

A sign purporting to advertise the Cricket World Cup matches at Hagley Oval with an obvious spelling mistake in the heading has turned out to be a hoax.

A picture of the large colourful banner, appears to list the tournament matches that will be played in the city, with a headline above boasting "See The World's Greatest Inaction at Hagley Oval''.

The signs are displayed throughout Christchurch.

The signs are displayed throughout Christchurch. Photo: FACEBOOK

A Christchurch City Council spokesperson says the picture has been photoshopped and is a hoax.

The picture has been making the rounds on social media this morning.

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