BCCI removes memorabilia related to Pakistan from its HQ
Some state and local cricket bodies have also come forward to show their support to the victims of the terrorist attack.
Updated - Feb 21, 2019 10:42 am
India lost more than 40 soldiers in a terrorist attack in Pulwama. Pakistani terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammed took the responsibility of the cowardly attack on the brave soldiers. Since then, the Indian government is taking steps to isolate Pakistan in order to build pressure on their government. Even the civilians are taking this as an opportunity to show solidarity with the armed forces.
Recently, the fans urged BCCI to boycott the match against Pakistan in the World Cup. While BCCI is waiting for government orders to take a call on this issue, the organization is doing its bit to show solidarity with the army. According to India Today, the apex cricket body has decided to remove the memorabilia related to Pakistan from the headquarters.
The BCCI headquarters is glittering with some beautiful pictures which capture history and achievement of Indian cricket. It also contains memorabilia of other countries and players who have faced the Indian team. The first floor of the building has a bat memorabilia section which contains the bats autographed by legendary cricketers from all around the world. This brilliant section has bats signed by some legendary Pakistani cricketers too.
BCCI to remove bats autographed by Pakistani cricketers
According to the report, the apex cricket body in India has decided to remove some bats signed by Pakistani cricketers. These cricketers were a part of the team which faced India in the past. Bats were not the only thing which was removed by the board. They also removed that iconic photograph of Javed Miandad jumping to mock Kiran More who was irritating him from behind the stumps.
BCCI is not the only cricket body to remove the photographs of Pakistani cricketers. Some state and local cricket bodies have also come forward to show their support to the victims of the terrorist attack. Earlier, Himachal Pradesh cricket association, Punjab Cricket Association, Karnataka cricket Association and Rajasthan Cricket Association also removed memorabilia related to Pakistan. Cricket Club of India(CCI) also made its stand clear by covering photo of Imran Khan.