ISPR DG advises citizens against wearing military gear at PSL

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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”.