Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) claims which suggested that the India cricket team had taken permission for some other purpose from cricket’s global governing body and an action should be taken against them for wearing the military caps.
The ICC in a statement said India was granted permission to wear camouflage military caps in the third ODI against Australia as a tribute to the country’s armed forces.
In the third ODI in Ranchi on March 8, the Indian team sported military caps as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack and donated its match fee to the National Defence Fund.
“The BCCI sought permission from the ICC to wear the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen soldiers who have died, which was granted,” ICC’s General Manager Strategic Communications Claire Furlong said in a statement.
Pakistan Cricket Board had sent a strongly-worded letter to the ICC, calling for action against India for wearing the caps.