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Cricket Club of India Covers Imran Khan’s Portrait at CCI HQs in Mumbai in wake of Pulwama Attack

Mumbai's Cricket Club of India (CCI) decided to remove the portrait of former Pakistan cricketer and now Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

Published: February 16, 2019 11:20 PM IST

By Sports Desk

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The terror attacks on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday has not only shocked the country but the whole world. On Saturday, the Mumbai’s Cricket Club of India (CCI) decided to remove the portrait of former Pakistan cricketer and now Prime Minister, Imran Khan in the wake of what is labelled as the worst-ever terror attack in Kashmir’s history.

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CCI President Premal Udani said, “We respect Imran Khan’s cricket credentials but at the same time he is Pakistan PM & we’re just showing our solidarity for our forces & our country. We have temporarily covered his portrait but we will soon meet and decide over removing his portrait from CCI permanently. It’s a weekend and we hope in some days, we will have a detailed board meet and a decision for removal of this portrait will be taken in that.”

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More than 40+ CRPF jawans were killed during the terrorist attack carried out by Pakistan’s terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad” that has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Pulwama attack is the biggest in Jammu and Kashmir’s history.

PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind condemned the ghastly terror attack and said that their sacrifices won’t go in vain. Ever since the news broke out there has been an outpouring of grief on social media. Cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman, and Virender Sehwag were one of the first ones who reacted to the tragedy which is being touted as one of the deadliest terror attacks in the region.

Recently retired cricketer Gambhir was particularly vocal in his protest: “Yes, let’s talk with the separatists. Yes, let’s talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can’t be on the table, it has to be in a battleground. Enough is enough,” he wrote on his official social media handle.

(Quotes – ANI)

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Published Date: February 16, 2019 11:20 PM IST