Pakistan has now demanded that the International Cricket Council should take note of Indian cricketers who wore camouflage military caps during the third ODI match against Australia. The country also went on to accuse Virat Kohli & Co of completely politicising the game.
As a token of respect to the CRPF jawans who were martyred in Pulwama terrorist attack, Indian cricketers paid tribute by wearing Army cap and also donated their match fee for the “welfare of the martyrs’ families”.
“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
But Pakistan didn’t encourage this at all. The country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the ICC 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.
India might have lost the match by 32 runs but still, they lead five-match series by 2-1.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry spoke about Qureshi’s sentiment. “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 a formal protest,” Chaudhry wrote on Twitter.
The minister advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to file a formal protest against India with ICC.
As many as 44 CRPF paramilitary troopers were martyred in the suicide attack on February 14 and Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed full responsibility of the encounter.