Pulwama terror assault: PCB says overlaying of Imran Khan photos in India regrettable, will take up matter with BCCI

The Pakistan Cricket Board has mentioned it can take up with the BCCI the “regrettable” elimination of images of its former gamers at a few venues in India, owing to the Pulwama terror assault, throughout an ICC assembly subsequent month.

In an announcement issued late Sunday night time, the PCB’s Managing Director Wasim Khan mentioned sports activities has all the time performed a key function in defusing political tensions. The ICC assembly is scheduled to be held in Dubai however the dates are usually not but out.

File picture of Pakistan Cricket Board managing director Wasim Khan. Image credit score: Twitter @TheRealPCB

“We have always believed and emphasised that sports and politics should be kept separate. History tells us that sports, particularly cricket, have always played a key role in building bridges between people and countries,” Khan mentioned within the assertion.

“Covering or removing the portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions,” he added.

The terror assault in Pulwama killed at the least 40 CRPF Jawans.

In the aftermath, the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai lined a portrait of Pakistan Prime Minister and former captain Imran Khan, whereas the Punjab Cricket Association eliminated pictures of Pakistani cricketers from numerous factors contained in the Mohali stadium.

The PCB Managing Director additionally confirmed that Indian manufacturing firm IMG Reliance pulled out of manufacturing the Pakistan Super League matches.

“We have been informed by IMG Reliance that they will be unable to partner with us for the remaining PSL 2019 and PCB has reserved all its rights. The PCB always had a contingency plan in place…,” Khan mentioned.

IMG Reliance had introduced its withdrawal because the official manufacturing accomplice for PSL as a mark of protest towards the Pulwama assault.

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