Fawad urges PCB to lodge protest against Indian team’s army caps gesture
ISLAMABAD: Expressing immense displeasure over Indian cricket team’s donning military cap during a match against Australia in India, Federal Minister for information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to lodge a formal protest against this uncalled for act, ARY News reported.
Such an act is feared to add fuel to the fire as tension between rival nuclear-armed neighbouring countries is already high. Apart from that, it does not suit a sportsman to politicise a game.
In an angry note, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said it was just not cricket. He expressed hope from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action for politicising ‘the gentleman’s game’.
He shared a picture of Indian players in a tweet and warned that if Indian cricket team would not be stopped, then Pakistan cricket team should wear black bands to remind the world about Indian atrocities in 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
An American news website, Huffington Post reported, “No team in the history of modern cricket has worn military camouflage caps or symbols during an international match to make a statement.”