The head of the Pakistan Army’s media wing has advised spectators against donning military gear at Sunday’s final of the 2019 Pakistan Super League.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Thursday, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), noted that Pakistani fans wanted to show up at the PSL finale wearing military-style caps and shirts.
But Maj Gen Ghafoor reminded such citizens that “Sports are beyond politics”.
“Dear Pakistanis u are desirous to put on military style caps/shirts during PSL Final. Pak Armed Forces humbly acknowledge your love & support. Sports are beyond politics & we believe that our bondage is beyond such gestures alone. Enjoy the game in CityOfLights.” Ghafoor wrote.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had lodged a protest with the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the Indian cricket team last week wore camouflage caps during their third ODI match against Australia “as [a] mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces