NEW DELHI, March 11: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said India was granted permission to wear camouflage military caps in the third ODI against Australia as a tribute to the country�s armed forces, a gesture which Pakistan has objected to.
In the third ODI in Ranchi on March 8, the Indian team sported military caps as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack and donated its match fee to the National Defence Fund.
�The BCCI sought permission from the ICC to wear the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen soldiers who have died, which was granted,� ICC�s General Manager Strategic Communications Claire Furlong said in a statement.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had sent a strongly-worded letter to the ICC, calling for action against India for wearing the caps.
�They took permission from ICC for some other purpose and used it to do something else, which is not acceptable,� PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Sunday in Karachi.
Last month, the BCCI had asked the ICC to �sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates� following the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed. The responsibility of the attack was taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed. � PTI