Bangalore: In protest of lethal Pulwama terror attacks, where about 45 CRPF jawans lost their lives, the Karnataka State Cricket Association has removed the photographs of Pakistani cricketers, including current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
The state cricket association, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the move is aimed at showing its solidarity and support to the armed forces. The photographs were brought down on Tuesday at the famous Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The cricket body said that “to show our solidarity and support to our armed forces and to express our strong protest against the recent terrorist bombing at Pulwama, we have brought down all photographs of Pakistan cricketers including Imran Khan”.
Earlier, the Cricket Club of India at its Brabourne stadium in Mumbai covered the photograph of Imran Khan, currently the Prime Minister of Pakistan, while the pictures of Pakistan players have been removed from the stadiums in Mohali, Jaipur and Dharamsala.
The CRPF personnel lost their lives to a Jaish-e-Mohammed militant attack when an IED laden vehicle blasted near CRPF trucks in Pulwama of Jammu district on February 14.