After the Pulwama terror attack, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has removed the photos of Pakistan cricketers from the Mohali Stadium’s picture gallery.
On Monday, PCA Treasurer Ajay Tyagi said: “The reason behind this step is our sentiments. It is our symbolic way of showing anger against the terrorist attack.”
Ajay also said, “It is our humble effort. Whatever people can do individually, they must do. Some cricketers have pledged to help the families of martyrs of CRPF forces.”
These pictures were taken during the 2011 world cup semi-final between India and Pakistan, separate pictures including the likes of Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram have been removed.
When Tyagi was asked whether sporting relations should continue with the neighboring nation, he replied: “It is the government’s decision. Otherwise, also, India and Pakistan do not play bilateral series. So, whatever is instructed, the association will work accordingly.”
Previously, Cricket Club of India (CCI) had wrapped the portrait of Imran Khan at its Brabourne stadium headquarters in Mumbai.
Suresh Bafna, the Secretary said that the move was their way of condemning the barbaric attack on their security personnel.
In the deadly Pulwama terrorist attack on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on February 14, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
Soon after this attack, Pakistan-based terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, asserted the responsibility for the attack and said it was made possible by its suicide bomber.