Imran Khan rejects Pakistan players ‘different celebration’ plans against India

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Amid the ongoing controversy over MS 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 an ICC World Cup 2019 match at Manchester on June 16.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected the request and advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to tell the cricketers to only stick to cricket during the India-Pakistan World Cup match.

“Prime Minister Khan has clearly conveyed to the players that they must enjoy the game and not indulge in overt show of political diplomacy or aggression. He is clear that sport should not blend with politics, hence there will not be anything like what the Indian cricket team did recently,” A senior official in the Pakistan establishment was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.

Sarfaraz’s men apparently wanted to celebrate ‘differently’ in retaliation to the Men in Blue wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in March.

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