Pakistan wants ICC to take action against India for donning camouflaged caps in Ranchi
The caps were distributed to the players by the veteran MS Dhoni.
Updated - Mar 10, 2019 10:17 am
The Indian cricket team took a heartfelt step of wearing camouflaged caps in the third ODI of their ongoing five-match ODI series against Australia at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi. The caps were distributed by the evergreen MS Dhoni, the hometown boy in yesterday’s gave, before the match. The idea was mooted by the veteran, who’s a Lieutenant General in the Indian Army.
Thereafter, Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, also mentioned that they would be donating the match fees to the National Defence Fund (NDF). The step was taken in order to pay tribute to the CRPF personnel, who were martyred following a horrendous terror attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammad.
“It’s just not Cricket”
In the meantime, the Indian team, donning the caps didn’t go down well with Pakistan by any stretch of the imagination. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi mentioned that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take action against India.
“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 to the Pakistan media.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also expressed concerns, putting up a tweet that read: “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 been at loggerheads with each other over quite some time and the Pulwama incident has worsened their relationship to a large extent. The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that many people now want Pakistan to be boycotted in the upcoming World Cup where the arch-rivals are set to lock horns on Sunday, June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.