Pictures of Pakistani cricketers pasted on the walls of Mohali Stadium, also known as IS Bindra Stadium (earlier PCA stadium), were been taken down by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) authorities in India on Sunday.
India scrapes Pakistani cricketers’ photos off Mohali StadiumIn the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the photographs were removed from all corridors, long room and gallery of the stadium’s pavilion block.
Ajay Tyagi, PCA’s honorary treasurer said, “We have removed the photographs of the Pakistani players today to show solidarity with the CRPF martyrs (who were killed in the Pulwama attack on February 14) and show anger against Pakistan.”
Around 15 pictures were removed, the PCA officials said
The photos that were removed included those of former Pakistan captains, such as Imran Khan (now Prime Minister), Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad.
They also included those of the 2011 World Cup semi-final match played between India and Pakistan in Mohali.
in 2011, the then-premiers of India and Pakistan, Manmohan Singh and Yousaf Raza Gillani, had watched the match together in Mohali on March 30.
India had won the match subsequently becoming the 2011 World Cup winners, beating Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai.