Pakistan has asked the ICC to take note of the Indian cricketers wearing camouflage military caps during the third ODI against Australia, accusing Virat Kohli’s team of “politicising” the game.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the ICC must do something about it. “The world saw that the Indian cricket team wore military caps instead of their own, did ICC not see this? We think that it is the ICC’s responsibility to take notice of this.”
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry echoed Qureshi’s sentiment.
“It’s just not Cricket,” Chaudhry tweeted in the evening, attaching a picture which showed Indian cricketers wearing the cap.
“And if the Indian team will not be stopped, Pak cricket team should wear black bands to remind The World about Indian atrocities in Kashmir,” Chaudhry wrote.
The minister urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to lodge a formal protest against India with the sport’s world governing body.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani later said that the governing body is in touch with the ICC over the issue.
“We are talking to the ICC about it and I will not say anything more about it,” Mani said on Saturday.