Sports

Pakistan Minister Demands ICC Take Action Against Team India For Wearing Military Caps

PRERNA YADAV | 0
4713
| March 9 , 2019 , 16:36 IST

Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday demanded the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against the Indian cricket team for "politicizing" the game by donning army caps during their third One-Day International (ODI) match against Australia.

"It's just not cricket," Chaudhry tweeted late on Friday. "By wearing the caps, the Indian team has politicized the Gentleman's Game," Dawn quoted the Information Minister as saying.

"And if the Indian team does not stop wearing the caps, the Pakistan team 'should (also) wear black bands to remind the World about Indian atrocities in (occupied) Kashmir," Chaudhry said.

The minister urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to lodge a formal protest against India with the sport's world governing body ICC.

The Indian cricket team had worn the camouflage caps during its match against Australia on Friday "as (a) mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces".

Also, PCB former chairman Khalid Mahmood, legend batsman Javed Miandad and famous leg spinner Abdul Qadir came down hard on Indian cricket team and management for bringing politics and war hysteria into the game.

ALSO READ: Indian Men's Cricket Team Wear Army Caps, Will Donate Match Fees As Tribute To Armed Forces

“The PCB must approach the ICC against Indian Board act of introducing politics and creating war hysteria in the game,” said the former chairman.

“This is unprofessional and violation of cricket rules,” said both the players.