Pakistan wants ICC action against Indian team for wearing army caps
That was a 3rd ODI match between India vs Australia at Ranchi where Indian cricket players make a decision to wear Indian Army cap to condemn the attack in Pulwama in Kashmir. This makes a positive impact to the fans at the stadium, at the same time we also hear that Pakistan officials didn’t like the action of team India though it’s not a concern of them.
The match summary of ODI between India and Australia at Ranchi did not have gone the home team’s way as the visitors won the match by 32 runs and kept the series alive. Virat Kohli’s 41st ODI century was triumphed by Usman Khawaja’s maiden ODI century and a brilliant bowling effort from Australia.
The one good thing that happened in the ODI for India was the appreciation they received for giving special honor to the Indian armed forces and for paying a fitting tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans of the Pulwama terror attacks, by wearing special camouflage military caps.
MS Dhoni handed over the India’s military cap to the team to wear before the toss and the whole team declared that such tribute will be paid once a year from now one in one match of BCCI’s calendar year. Though the team lost the game at Ranchi they have decided to donate the amount of match fee to the families of CRPF martyrs in Pulwama attack.
This gesture of Indian team of wearing military cap during International match have not gone well with their neighbors Pakistan. Pakistan has demanded that the ICC take note of Indian cricketers wearing military caps and for politicizing the game. 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 Indian cricket team wore military caps instead of their own, did ICC 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.
“It’s just not Cricket”, I hope ICC ll take action for politicising Gentleman’s game … if Indian Cricket team ll not be stopped, Pak Cricket team should wear black bands to remind The World about Indian atrocities in Kashmir… I urge #PCB to lodge formal protest pic.twitter.com/GoCHM9aQqm
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 8, 2019
After Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Information ministry Fawad Chaudhary also expressed his concern, loading up an tweet that shows: “It’s just not Cricket. 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.”
India and Pakistan have to play a match against each other in the upcoming tournament of ICC Cricket world cup 2019 and the Pulwama attack has worsened their relationship to a large extent that could ever imagine.
This situation has deteriorated to such an extent that many people now wants Pakistan should be boycotted in the upcoming Work cup where the arch-rivals are set to lock horns on Sunday, June 16 at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. The minister urged the PCB to lodge a formal protest against India with the sport’s world governing body.