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Local Kashmir cricket team detained for wearing Pakistan team jerseys

'The boys are in the police station,' Bhat said. Photograph: (Others)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 06, 2017, 05.17 AM (IST)

A local Kashmiri cricket team has been detained after a video surfaced showing them wearing the green jerseys of the Pakistani cricket team, a report in the Hindustan Times said. 

In the video, the Pakistan national anthem can be heard playing in the background. 

Central Kashmir's deputy inspector general of police, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, told the Hindustan Times that the cricketers had been detained for questioning.

“The boys are in the police station.”

The HT report added that local residents had gathered at the police station, demanding the immediate release of the cricketers. 

The cricket match was apparently played on April 2, the same day Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, the country’s longest on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. 

The match was apparently played in Ganderbal. 

The Hindustan Times reported sources as saying that of the two teams that played the match, one represented India -- it wore white -- and the other Pakistan. 

“National anthems of both countries were played, like in any international match,” a Ganderbal resident told the HT. 

(WION)

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