Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take “strong action” against India for wearing special camouflage caps as mark of tribute to the soldiers killed in the Pulwama terrorist attack last month. The Indian cricket team wore the army caps, bearing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) logo, during the third One-day International (ODI) against Australia in Ranchi on Friday.
“We believe that cricket and sports should not be used for politics and we have said this very clearly,” he said. “Their (India) credibility in the cricketing world has gone down very badly,” Reuters quoted Ehsan Mani as saying in Karachi late on Sunday.
Mani said the ICC had in the past acted against England all-rounder Moeen Ali and South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir for breaching ICC clothing and equipment regulations to make political statements.
“The ICC had taken strong action against them and we have sought similar action against India,” he added. “The permission they took was for a different purpose but they acted differently.