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PCB writes to ICC, calls for action against India for wearing military caps

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

The Board (PCB) has sent a strongly worded letter to the International Council (ICC), calling for action against for wearing camouflage military caps during the third ODI against

"We have made our point very strongly to the ICC which now has no doubts or confusion about our intention or stance now on this matter," told reporters at the on Sunday night.

"We will be sending another letter to the ICC in next 12 hours after more consultations with our lawyers," he added.

said that Pakistan's stance is very clear that must not be used for politics.

"This is the second that the (BCCI) has tried to use cricket for politics. They took permission from ICC for some other purpose and used it to do something else, which is not acceptable," he said.

Last month, BCCI had asked the (ICC) to "sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates" following the Pulwama attack where 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide attack, the responsibility of which was taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Recalling the move by against in the ICC and World Cup, said that by indulging in such behaviour for a second time they have hurt their credibility and standing in the cricket world.

Mani said they have reminded the ICC about the disciplinary action they took against and few years back when the players tried to make a political statement on field.

"We want the ICC to take similar sort of action against the Indians."

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

However, Pakistan's foreign and information ministers took exception to the gesture and criticised the Indian team and also urged the PCB to take up the issue with ICC to take punitive action against the Indian players.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 22:35 IST
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