India’s cricketers on Friday sported camouflaged caps all through the third One-Day Worldwide in opposition to Australia in Ranchi as a tribute to the nation’s armed forces.
Speaking after the toss on the JSCA Worldwide Stadium in Ranchi, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the avid gamers decided to place on the actual cap “in honour of our troopers who died throughout the Pulwama Assault.”
The caps have been distributed to the avid gamers by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The earlier captain was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Navy in 2011.
Not merely the cricketers, even the Indian commentators decided to place on the camouflaged caps all through the match on Friday. Former captain Sunil Gavaskar distributed the caps to Sanjay Manjrekar, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Murali Kartik and Harsha Bhogle.
However, this initiative by the Board of Administration for Cricket in India drew mixed reactions of people. There have been many who reckoned that sports activities actions shouldn’t be used for symbolism. It was even recognized that displaying any type of message on the sector by way of garments or gear is in opposition to the Worldwide Cricket Council’s authorized tips.
The switch had prompted criticism from inside Pakistan, with every Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Worldwide Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi calling for the cricket’s world governing physique to take the movement in opposition to and ban India for politicising the Gentleman’s Sport.
The Pakistan Cricket Board moreover took “sturdy uncover” of India’s use of army camouflage caps, urging the ICC to take the movement in opposition to the BCCI.
“We have strongly taken up the matter with the ICC,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani instructed reporters in Karachi.
Now, The Worldwide Cricket Council said India was granted permission to placed on camouflage military caps throughout the third ODI in opposition to Australia as a tribute to the nation’s armed forces, a gesture which Pakistan has objected to.
“The BCCI sought permission from the ICC to placed on the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen troopers who’ve died, which was granted,” ICC’s Frequent Supervisor Strategic Communications Claire Furlong said in an announcement.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had despatched a strongly-worded letter to the ICC, calling for movement in opposition to India for carrying the caps.
“They took permission from ICC for an additional purpose and used it to do one factor else, which is not acceptable,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Sunday in Karachi.