ICC Says BCCI Had Sought Permission For Team India to Wear Camouflage Caps in Memory of Pulwama Martyrs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni presents the camouflage cap to Indian captain Virat Kohli | (Photo Credits: BCCI)

New Delhi, March 11: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday clarified that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had sought permission from it to wear camouflage caps as a mark of respect to the security personnel who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack. MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Team India Wear Camouflage 'Cap' For India vs Australia 3rd ODI to Pay Tribute to Indian Armed Forces.

The Indian team had sported the caps during the third one-day international (ODI) against Australia in Ranchi on March 8.“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," an ICC spokesperson told news agency ANI.

The gesture was also aimed at encouraging fellow countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund set up to take care of the education of dependents of the slain CRPF jawans."We have decided to donate our match fees to the National Defence Fund," Indian captain Virat Kohli had said ahead of the third match. India and Australia, both at 2-2, will play the decider and fifth match of the series at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on March 13.

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