Four Valley cricketers detained after playing Pakistani anthem in match

 

They were detained for questioning: Police

Nasir Khuehami

Bandipiora, Jan 08: Police on Monday detained four Valley cricketers for playing Pakistan’s National Anthem before the start of the cricket match.

Reports said that a video clip went viral on social media, showing them playing Pakistani national anthem before the start of the game.
The cricketers wearing Pakistani team’s jersey were seen playing national anthem of Pakistan before the cricket match.

A top police official of the district informed that keeping ‘unlawful activities’ in view, four of the cricketers were detained for questioning.
“We have booked them under section 13 of the unlawful activities Act under FIR number 4/2018. We have started further investigation in this case,’ he said.

Pertinently, a similar video went viral on social media, showing local cricketers playing Pakistani national anthem before the start of a match in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district last year. (KNS)