Pakistan players wanted retaliatory celebration against India, PCB says no

first_img Next Pakistan players wanted retaliatory celebration against India, PCB says noAccording to reports, Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team wanted to celebrate India’s wickets ‘differently’ during their World Cup 2019 clash on June 16, in retaliation to Virat Kohli and Co. wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in Marchadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 23:40 IST Reportedly, the Pakistan players wanted to celebrate the fall of Indian wickets differently at World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are scheduled to clash against Pakistan in Manchester on June 16Reports say that Pak players wanted to celebrate India’s wickets differently on June 16But the Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly turned down the players’ requestsAmid the ongoing controversy over M.S. Dhoni sporting an Army insignia during the ongoing World Cup, it has come to fore that the Pakistan team wanted to celebrate India’s wickets ‘differently’ when the two teams meet in Manchester on June 16.Saj Sadiq, editor of Pakistan site ‘Pak Passion’, on Friday tweeted that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly turned down a request from Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team in which they wanted to celebrate India’s wickets ‘differently’ in retaliation to the Men in Blue wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in March.It should be remembered that after the Pulwama terrorist attack in which 40 CRPF jawans had lost their lives, the Men in Blue had sported camouflage caps in Ranchi. The entire team, along with Dhoni, was seen sporting camouflage caps in their bid to pay tribute to the security personnel who lost their lives in the terror attack on February 14.”Reports state that the PCB has told its players to stick to cricket and turned down a request from Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team to celebrate India’s wickets ‘differently’ in retaliation to Kohli and Co. wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in March,” tweeted Sadiq.Reports state that the PCB has told its players to stick to cricket and turned down a request from Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team to celebrate India’s wickets differently’ in retaliation to Kohli and Co. wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in March #CWC19 #IndvPakadvertisementSaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 7, 2019He also said that PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, while turning down the request, said, “We will not resort to what the other party has done. There could be sporadic celebrations in case of a hundred, like Misbah-ul-Haq’s push-ups during the Lord’s Test in 2016 which was a tribute to the army, but nothing different at the fall of a wicket.”Ehsan Mani “We will not resort to what the other party has done. There could be sporadic celebrations in case of a hundred, like Misbah-ul Haq’s push-ups during the Lord’s Test in 2016 which was a tribute to the army, but nothing different at the fall of a wicket” #IndvPak #CWC19Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 7, 2019Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (ICC) to get the “Balidaan Badge” removed from Dhoni’s gloves which he was seen sporting during India’s World Cup opener against South Africa. Following this, the BCCI has requested the world sport governing body to allow Dhoni to sport the Army insignia.Also Read | Sunil Gavaskar on MS Dhoni gloves controversy: Rules are meant to be followedAlso Read | MS Dhoni gloves row: ICC unlikely to change its stanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow MS DhoniFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more