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ICC authorizes Indian cricketers’ wearing army caps

The Indian cricket group was conceded authorization to wear cover tops amid a One Day International against Australia in Ranchi, the ICC said on Monday, 11 March.

ICC authorizes Indian cricketers' wearing army caps

Team India raised many eyebrows when they took the field wearing Army caps in the third ODI versus Australia in Ranchi. The first thought was MS Dhoni’s and he given every one of the players the cap.

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The point was to pay tribute to the CRPF Jawans who were martyred at Pulwama on February 14. Additionally, the group gave its match expenses to the groups of the individuals who lost their lives.

The move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was vigorously reprimanded in Pakistan. Data serve Fawad Chaudhry even required the ICC to boycott the Indian cricket group for blending legislative issues with games.

Pakistan Cricket Board administrator Ehsan Mani said he has “emphatically taken up the issue with the ICC.”

“There’s definitely no misconception in the ICC about our position,” Mani said late Sunday in Karachi. “We trust that cricket and sports ought not be utilized for governmental issues and we have said this in all respects unmistakably. Their (India) believability in the cricketing scene has gone down all around severely.”

The PCB was compelled to move the three PSL matches from Lahore to Karachi a week ago in light of the ongoing political strains among Pakistan and India.

Lahore was discounted when its air space was briefly shut in the consequence of Pulwama assault. In any case, the PCB was unyielding to demonstrate the cricketing scene that it’s sheltered to play cricket in Pakistan by sorting out eight PSL diversions in Karachi.

Previously, the ICC has either impugned or prohibited worldwide players for flaunting their political opinions amid universal matches.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali was restricted five years back for wearing wristbands flaunting trademarks “Spare Gaza” and “Free Palestine” amid a Test coordinate against India.

South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir was impugned for appearing of a picture of Pakistan pop artist Junaid Jamshed underneath his playing T-shirt amid a T20 against Sri Lanka in 2017. Jamshed had kicked the bucket in a plane accident in December 2016.

“You have two precedents from the past as of now, where both Imran Tahir and Moeen Ali were endorsed for something comparative,” Mani said.

“The ICC had made solid move against them and we have looked for comparable activity against India. The authorization they took was for an alternate reason however they acted in an unexpected way,”

he said.

Khan Mutasim Billah Life (Correspondent, Bdcrictime.com)

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