Like other cricket associations in the country, the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) too has removed pictures of former Pakistani cricketers from its Jamtha stadium in view of public sentiments after the Pulwama terror attack, a senior official said Wednesday.
The photos of former Pakistan cricket team captain and now Prime Minister Imran Khan, batting legend Javed Miandad and some other players were removed from the VCA Stadium at Jamtha three days ago, VCA president Adv. Anand Laiswal informed.
These photos were kept at the press box and other non- public areas in the stadium, he said. Jaiswal said the step has been taken keeping in view the sentiments of people at large after the terror attack.
Cricket associations of Punjab and Rajasthan have also removed the pictures of former Pakistani cricket players from their respective stadiums in Mohali and Jaipur to protest the Febraury 14 attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed. The Cricket Club of India in Mumbai last week covered a portrait of Imran Khan to protest against the Pulwama terror attack.