Shami's inspiring act, Gavaskar picks 3rd opener for WC and more - Cricket News Today, 18th February 2019
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Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has set a brilliant example by coming to the aid of the families of the brave CRPF personnel martyred in the horrifying terror attack in Pulwama.
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PCA pulls down pictures of Pakistan legends in Mohali Stadium
In the wake of the terror attack at Pulwama, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has removed the pictures of iconic Pakistan players from the Mohali Stadium.
PCA Secretary RP Singla insisted, "To show solidarity with the country and honour the CRPF personnel, the Punjab Cricket Association decided to remove the pictures of Pakistani cricketers. It is a unanimous decision and we all stand with the country. If relations with Pakistan improve and the government changes its policy regarding playing against Pakistan, we will put up the pictures again.”
At various locations inside the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, there are close to 15 pictures of legendary Pakistan players such as Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi.
PCA's move comes close on the heels of Cricket Club of India (CCI) covering the portrait of Pakistan's World Cup-winning skipper and Prime Minister Imran Khan in response to the Pulwama incident.