Virat Kohli confirms postpontment of Indian Sports Honours

Kohli took to Twitter to confirm the news

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In a heartwarming and perhaps the right gesture, India skipper Virat Kohli, on Saturday, confirmed that the Indian Sports Honours has been suspended as a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred during the heinous attack. At least 44 CRPF personnel lost their lives on Thursday after an SUV loaded with explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers.

Ever since the heart-wrenching incident took place, the condolence messages have been pouring in for the family of the deceased CRPF soldiers. The whole world is condemning the attack from Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The cricketing fraternity has also not remained behind as the likes of Kohli, VVS Laxman, Rohit Sharma,  Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Hardik Pandya and others condemned the dastardly attack and paid tributes to the martyrs.

And with the whole country still in a state of shock, Kohli confirmed that the Indian Sports Honours have decided against hosting their annual award ceremony on Saturday. The award show was started last year as a joint venture from Kohli and Chairman of RP-SG Group Sanjiv Goenka.

Kohli took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing:

“The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.”

Here is Kohli’s tweet

Official release:

The Indian Sports Honours also released an official statement to confirm the news of the postponement.  They confirmed that the gala was set to be a star-studded affair but has now been postponed since hosting it at this moment was ‘unacceptable’.

“The who’s who of entertainment and sports industry were expected to attend the award ceremony. Every partner and all the sportstars and delegates associated with this award have been informed and communicated with stating that hosting an event was unacceptable at this moment when India is mourning the death of its jawans,” a press release stated.

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