Ex-servicemen League opposes T-20 Indo-Pak match at Dharamsala

Shimla: Ex-servicemen in Himachal Pradesh have strongly opposed the T-20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Dharamsala on March 19 and asked the BCCI to reconsider the issue, keeping in view the sentiments of families of martyrs and patriots.

“Terror and T-20 cannot go together and the BCCI must review its decision after terrorist attack on Pathankot airbase in which two jawans of Himchal Pradesh – Sanjeevan Rana and Jagdish Chand – were killed. It must honour and respect the sentiments of families of martyrs and other patriotic people,” Chairman of Ex-servicemen League Vijay Singh Mankotia said in a statement here today.

“By holdingthe T-20 match against Pakistan, the BCCI would be insulting the sacred memory of martyrs and undermining their heroic deeds and sacrifices and weappeal to the BCCI not to heap insult to injury as the patriotism and nationalism of BCCI would also be on test,” Mankotia, a former minister asserted.