Rajasthan Cricket Association removes photographs of Pakistan players

Rajasthan Cricket Association removes photographs of Pakistan players

Rajasthan Cricket Association removes photographs of Pakistan players

Cricket associations of Punjab and Rajasthan have also removed the pictures of former Pakistani cricket players from their respective stadiums in Mohali and Jaipur to protest the February 14 attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed. The entire nation is in a state of shock as well as furious following the gruesome attack. Minutes after the dastardly attack, a Pakistan-based terror organisation - Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) - claimed responsibility for the cowardly blast. India took a dig at Imran Khan's comment and said ministers "share stage with terrorists like Hafeez Saeed in Naya Pakistan".

There are around 15 pictures of former Pakistan cricketers in the stadium premises at areas ranging from long room and reception to hall of fame. On Sunday, the stadium's office-bearers held a meeting and chose to remove them.

"We are firmly behind our armed forces and express our strong protest against the recent terror attacks in Pulwama", said KSCA spokesman Vinay Mruthyunjaya. Now Mohali Stadium, one of the famous cricket stadiums has chose to remove the pictures of Pakistani cricketers in the stadium. It is a unanimous decision and we all stand with the country...

PCA treasurer Ajay Tyagi justified their decision by saying, "As a humble step, the PCA has chose to show its solidarity".

"As directed by RCA President C.P. Joshi, pictures of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammed Asif, Waqar Younis and several other Pakistani players were removed from different parts of the stadium to show solidarity with the martyrs' families".

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