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Act against Indian cricket team for donning military caps: Pakistan to ICC

As a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulawama terrorist attack, Indian cricketers sported the Army cap

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Indian players wear military caps as a mark of tribute to the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack last month during the 3rd ODI cricket match against Australia
Indian players wear military caps as a mark of tribute to the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack last month during the 3rd ODI cricket match against Australia. Photo: PTI

Pakistan has demanded that the take note of Indian cricketers wearing camouflage military caps during the third ODI against Australia, accusing team's of politicising the game.

As a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulawama terrorist attack, Indian cricketers sported the Army cap and also donated their match fee for the welfare of the families of the martyrs.

Taking an exception to the gesture, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the International Cricket Council must do something about it.

"The world saw that the wore military caps instead of their own, did not see this? We think that it is the ICC's responsibility to take notice of this without the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bringing it up," Qureshi was quoted as saying by Pakistan media.

India had lost the match by 32 runs but still lead the five-match series 2-1.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry echoed Qureshi's sentiment.

 

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni
Photo: PTI

"It's just not Cricket," Chaudhry tweeted in the evening, attaching a picture which showed Indian cricketers wearing the cap.

"And if the Indian team will not be stopped, Pak cricket team should wear black bands to remind The World about Indian atrocities in Kashmir," Chaudhry wrote.

The minister urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to lodge a formal protest against India with the sport's world governing body.

At least 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in the suicide attack on February 14, the responsibility of which was taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.

First Published: Sat, March 09 2019. 14:55 IST