Published: Fri, February 22, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

HPCA removes photos of 13 Pak cricketers

HPCA removes photos of 13 Pak cricketers

He said there are almost 15 photos of Pakistani cricketers, which were kept inside the stadium at various points including in the galleries, long room, reception and "hall of fame" area.

"The entire country is shocked over the shameful act and believe the hand of Pakistan is behind the terror strike", he added. Otherwise also, India and Pakistan do not play bilateral series. India lost more than 45 CRPF Jawans in the attack. Speaking about the incident, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed "regret" and said it will take up the issue with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting which will be later in the month.

"All the RCA officials, players wished for stern action by the central government against Pakistan, beside completely ending the menace of terrorism from the country", he said.

The Cricket Club of India had covered the portrait of former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan in its restaurant.

Failing to keep sports separate from politics, the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali pulled down 15 photos of Pakistani cricketers including Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi and Wasim Akram, Indian media reported. On Thursday, a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district, killing at least 40 personnel and leaving many critically wounded.

"We have removed the photographs of the Pakistani players today to show solidarity with the CRPF martyrs (who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14) and show anger against Pakistan".

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