Kashmir cricketers arrested for donning Pakistan colours
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Monitoring Desk | 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
KARACHI: A group of youths of India-held Kashmir were detained on Wednesday after a video clip went viral on social media which showed them playing a cricket match wearing the green uniform of Pakistan`s national team, sources said.

The clip went viral after the Kashmir Media Service uploaded it along with a news report on its website.

Ghulam Hassan Bhat, the deputy inspector general of police for Central Kashmir, said the cricketers had been detained for questioning.

`The boys are in the police station.

Security was beefed up as residents gathered near thepolice station, demanding immediate release of the 11 players, who reporte dly represent a cricket club in the Kalmul area of held Kashmir`s Ganderbal region.

The video clip shows a scenic location surrounded by mountains, which the portal identified as Wayil playground in Ganderbal.

Sources said the video was from a match played between two teams, one representing Pakistan and the other India.

`National anthems of both countries were played, like in any international match, clarified a Ganderbal resident who didn`t wish to be named.

The sources said the match was played on April 2, the day Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the disputed Himalayan region.