ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry Friday expressed hope that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would take action against India for politicising the gentleman’s game of cricket by distributing army caps among its players ahead of the third one-day international (ODI) against Australia.
Indian team wore army camouflage caps during their third ODI against Australia played in Ranchi, India.
According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the players wore army caps to pay tribute to soldiers killed in an attack on a military convoy in Pulwama, Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) in February.
In his tweet, Chaudhry asked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to formally lodge a protest with the ICC on the matter.
Criticising India for politicising the sport, he said that sporting of army camouflage caps by Indian players was absolutely not the game of cricket.
The minister said if the Indian team was not stopped, Pakistani cricket team should also wear black bands to inform the world about Indian atrocities being committed against Kashmiris in the occupied Kashmir.
“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