ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken strong notice of Indian cricket team wearing Army caps during 3rd ODI against Australia in Ranchi.
The Pakistan board members has contacted International Cricket Council (ICC), urging them to take strict action against BCCI and the Indian players.
Caps were distributed amongst the players by the honorary lieutenant and former Indian captain, MS Dhoni.
It is understood that BCCI took up the matter with ICC and getting permission before going ahead with this but PCB has intervened as asked the governing body to reassess its decision as it does not comply with the rules and regulations.
This move was initiated as a way to pay tribute to the lives lost in the Pulwama attack and has caused a lot of controversy between Pakistan and India. Such political matters should be kept away from the game, a PCB official said.
Talking to media in Karachi, the chairman of PCB , Ehsan Mani said:
We have strongly taken up the matter with the ICC. There is absolutely no misunderstanding in the ICC about our position.
We believe that cricket and sports should not be used for politics and we have said this very clearly. Their [India] credibility in the cricketing world has gone down very badly.
There should not be any ambiguity as we are taking this very strongly. We don’t do politics, neither we do we use cricket for politics.