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Stop the Music ,We want to Pray to Allah : Pakistani Cricket Team Captain

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Submitted by Bradman (India), Nov 11, 2006 at 21:45

Stop the Music ,We want to Pray to Allah : Pakistani Cricket Team Captain:

The Pakistan cricket team's strong influence of religion came to light again when they forced the event managers to stop playing music during the lunch interval of the first Test against the West Indies.

An official said on condition of anonymity that the Pakistani players had specifically told the event managers not to play any music during the breaks as it was the time they prayed together.

The event managers for the West Indies series have made arrangements to play popular songs on loudspeakers during breaks and at the fall of each wicket for the entertainment of the crowds which turned out in decent numbers on the first day of the Test.

"This match is all about providing entertainment to the spectators and I would say even the players are basically entertainers. But today we were surprised when they told us don't play the music, we want to say our prayers", the official lamented.

"The instruction surprised us as it was not time for the afternoon prayers," he said.

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq had reacted angrily to a recent television interview of the new PCB Chairman, Dr Naseem Ashraf who said he had told Inzamam not to make an exhibition of religion and to ensure players were not victimised if they did not pray with the others.

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Are these cricketers Islamists or Radical Islamists ??

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