BCCI removes Pakistan cricket related memorabilia from its headquarters

first_imgBCCI removes Pakistan cricket related memorabilia from its headquartersThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has removed all memorabilia related to Pakistan cricket from its headquarters in Mumbai. Cricket grounds across the country have taken down posters of Pakistani cricketers after the Pulwama terror attack.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 20, 2019 19:31 IST BCCI has removed memorabilia relating to Pakistan cricket from its Headquarters in Mumbai (Getty Images)BCCI has pulled down memorabilia and photos related to Pakistan cricket from its four-storeyed headquarters in Mumbai respecting the anti-Pakistan sentiment in the country following the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF jawans dead.BCCI headquarters is replete with photo galleries celebrating the iconic moments and achievers of Indian cricket.On the first floor of the building, there are a number of memorabilia bats involving cricket teams around the world. In the bat memorabilia section, there were also some autographed bats of Pakistani teams that competed against India which have now been removed.Another famous photograph of the 1992 World Cup involving Javed Miandad and Kiran More where Miandad, visibly irritated by Indian wicket keeper’s constant appealing and banter, frog jumped in his batting crease to mock him has also been removed.A number of other leading cricket associations have removed photographs of former Pakistan captain and now their Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as other Pakistan cricket photos from their stadium galleries in protest.Mumbai’s Cricket Club of India (CCI) has covered Imran Khan’s image at it’s ‘Porbandar all rounders’ restaurant. Even Himachal Pradesh cricket association, Punjab Cricket Association, Karanataka cricket Association and Rajasthan Cricket Association have pulled down Pakistan cricket related material from their stadium galleries in Dharamshala, Mohali, Bangaluru and Jaipur respectively.Also Read | World Cup not more important than the country, say Harbhajan and AzharuddinAlso Read | What will be the worth of a World Cup if India haven’t beaten Pakistan? Aakash ChopraAlso Read | India should put pressure on ICC to throw Pakistan out of the World Cup: Chetan ChauhanadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BCCIFollow Pakistan cricketFollow PakistanFollow BCCI headquarterslast_img read more

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