ISPR DG advises citizens against wearing military gear at PSL


The Pakistani military’s chief spokesman has advised spectators against donning military gear at Sunday’s final of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL).

In a tweet on Thursday, Major General 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.

This would be seen as a response to the Indian cricket team’s move to wear camouflage caps in a recent ODI against Australia, which Pakistan has vehemently criticised.

But Maj Gen Ghafoor reminded such citizens that “Sports are beyond politics”.

“Pak Armed Forces humbly acknowledge your love [and] support,” he wrote, adding that the bond between the people and armed forces of the country was “beyond such gestures alone”.
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”.