Pakistan demands ICC action against India for wearing military cap

Pakistan demands ICC action against India for wearing military cap

"This is a special cap, it's a tribute to the Armed forces".

Indian teams have previously taken part in similar commemorations in cricket, notably at the turn of the year when both the Indian and English cricket captains, Virat Kohli and Joe Root, wore a "poppy" made of khadi - a handwoven cloth popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The Indian cricket team's gesture was considered as an incident of mixing sport and politics in Pakistan. "All the players have chose to donate their match fees from this particular game to the National Defence Fund".

As a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulawama terrorist attack, Indian cricketers had sported Army caps in the third ODI and also donated their match fee for the welfare of the families of the martyrs. "So this is a very special cap and a very special game indeed".

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In 2014, England's Moeen Ali was banned by the ICC from wearing wristbands that showed the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" during a Test match against India.

In the past, the ICC has taken strict action against players for expressing their political sentiments during global 2014, England all-rounder Moeen Ali was banned for wearing wristbands showing off slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" during a Test match against India. In 2017, the South Africa leg-spinner Imran... After dismissing Asela Gunaratne, Tahir went off on one of his usual celebratory runs before taking off his playing kit and revealing a t-shirt with an image of the late Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani pop icon and latterly religious preacher who had died in a plane crash.

Fawad added that Pakistan and India should promote peace in the region but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying his best to gain political points using the current situation. The two cricket boards had been at loggerheads for some time and after the attack, the relationship between the two boards took another hitting.

MS Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian territorial army, distributed the caps among his team to pay tribute to 40 Indian soldiers killed in a terror attack in Pulwama last month but there have been accusations that, in granting permission, the ICC has displayed double standards. ICC, however, declined the request, stating that it does not have the authority to do so.

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