Pakistan board rejects team’s request for celebrating India’s wickets

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Pakistan Cricket Board has said no to Pakistan World Cup squad's retaliatory celebrations idea. PTI Photo

MS Dhoni’s controversy sporting an Army insignia during the ongoing World Cup is bringing up ideas that are more controversial than the present one.

According to Saj Sadiq, editor of the Pakistan website ‘Pak Passion’ on Friday (June 7) tweeted that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly rejected the request from Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team for celebrating India’s wickets ‘differently’ when the two teams encounter in the ongoing World Cup 2019. They termed it a retaliation to the Indian players wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in March 2019.

The Men in Blue sported camouflage caps during their match in March, in Ranchi against Australia, to pay tribute to the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in a terror attack in Pulwama on February 14 2019.

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“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,” Sadiq quoted PCB chairman Ehsan Mani as saying.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) 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 had requested the top cricket governing body to allow the former skipper to retain the Army insignia.

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