13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadium

first_img Indo-Asian News Service DharamsalaFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 20:46 IST Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar’s photos have been removed from the HPCA stadium (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPhotos of Pakistani cricketers including Imran Khan and Wasim Akram have been removed from HPCA stadiumThe removed photos also included those of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Javed MiandadThe HPCA stadium had hosted a warm-up tie between Pakistan and Indian Board President’s XIThirteen photos of Pakistani cricketers, including Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, that were hung inside the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in Dharamsala were removed on Tuesday, an official said.”We have decided to remove all the photos of Pakistani players from our stadium to express solidarity with the families of CRPF martyred troopers in Pulwama attack,” HPCA stadium Manager Col H.S. Manhas told reporters.The removed photos included those of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Javed Miandad.The HPCA showpiece stadium, some 250 km from the state capital, figured first on the international cricket map in 2005 when it hosted a warm-up tie between the touring Pakistan team and the Indian Board President’s XI.Officials said most of the removed photos were of the warm-up tie between Pakistan and India.The Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 killed 40 CRPF troopers.Also Read | Photos of Pakistan cricketers removed from Jaipur stadium after Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from Mohali stadium after Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | No place for Imran Khan portrait at Cricket Club of India after Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Absolutely crystal clear: Shahid Afridi on Imran Khan’s Pulwama reaction For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIANS Tags :Follow PakistanFollow Pakistani cricketerFollow PhotoFollow Photo removedFollow HPCA stadiumFollow DharamsalaFollow Imran KhanFollow Wasim AkramFollow Shahid AfridiFollow Shoaib Akhtar 13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadiumPhotos of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Javed Miandad among others have been removed from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium in Dharamsalaadvertisementlast_img read more