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ICC World Cup 2019: PCB Turns Down Players Request to Celebrate "Differently" Against India


Pakistan will face the Indian cricket team on June 16 In Manchester.

Amidst MS Dhoni's army insignia gloves controversy, the Pakistan cricket team players have expressed their desire to celebrate India's wicket differently when the two teams meet in Manchester on June 16.

The Indian cricket team sported army caps during a one-day cricket match against Australia at Ranchi in March soon after the Pulwana terrorist attack in their bid to pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack.

reports state that the Pakistan cricket board(PCB) has reportedly turned down the proposal to celebrate India's wicket "differently" and has told its players to stick to cricket and focus on the game.

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani suggested that they will not resort to what the other party has done. "There could be sporadic celebrations in case of a hundred, like Misbah-ul-Haq's push-ups during the Lord's Test in 2016 which was a tribute to the army, but nothing different at the fall of a wicket."

Meanwhile, the International cricket council( ICC) has denied MS Dhoni permission to wear the "Balidaan Badge" on his wicket-keeping gloves during the World Cup. it was further stated that the regulations for ICC events do not permit an individual message or logo to be displayed. Following this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has requested the world sport governing body to allow Dhoni to sport the Army insignia asserting that it was not a military symbol