‘Sports are beyond politics’: DG ISPR responds to fans’ request of wearing army caps
RAWALPINDI: As fans requested to pull-on army style at Pakistan Super League’s final match, Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said, ‘Sports are beyond politics’.
The DG ISPR tweeted that the armed forces acknowledge the love and support of fans who wanted to wear military-style caps and shirts during Pakistan Premier League’s final.
“Sports are beyond politics and we believe that our bondage is beyond such gestures alone. Enjoy the game in the city of lights,” he said.
Dear Pakistanis u are desirous to put on military style caps/shirts during PSL Final. Pak Armed Forces humbly acknowledge your love & support. Sports are beyond politics & we believe that our bondage is beyond such gestures alone. Enjoy the game in CityOfLights.#PakistanZindabad
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 14, 2019
Pakistani fans had requested to wear military caps at the final after the Indian cricket team wore army caps during the third ODI against Australia.
Last week, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take notice of the Indian team for wearing military caps during a cricket match.
Over this instance of Indian team, 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.”