Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on the ICC to take action against the BCCI and Indian cricket team following the wearing of camouflage hats during the third ODI between India and Australia.
“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 without the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bringing it up,” he was quoted as saying by local media.
#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2019
The gesture to wear the caps was to honour the Indian paramilitary police members who lost their lives during a suicide bomb attack by Pakistan-based rebel group in the disputed Kashmir region last month.
“It’s a special cap,” Indian captain Virat Kohli said before the start of the game. “This is to pay respect to the martyrs … and their families.”
The BCCI also called on fans to donate towards the national defence fund to help the families of personnel have lost their lives as a result of these attacks.
There are calls for India to boycott their match against Pakistan during the 2019 ICC World Cup as a result of the conflict between the two nations.