India vs England: Visitors wear 'poppies with pride' on armistice day
England's cricketers wore their 'poppies with pride' as the national football team headed for a collision with Fifa over the commemorative flowers.
Rajkot: England's cricketers wore their "poppies with pride" on Friday as the national football team headed for a collision with Fifa over the commemorative flowers.
Alastair Cook's men wore the red flower symbol, which honours war dead, on the right collar of their shirts and held a minute's silence before play in the first Test against India in Rajkot.
Fifa, football's world governing body, is in dispute with England and Scotland after warning they could be sanctioned if they wear poppies when they play at Wembley on Friday.
Fifa doesn't allow teams to wear political, commercial or religious symbols.
But the teams have vowed to defy the ban during their match on Friday, which is commemorated as Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of World War I.
"It's important for the national team to pay their respects," Cook said.
"We hope that the team wearing their poppies with pride will help drive even more awareness and help make a real difference to the lives of servicemen and women, veterans and their loved ones."
Dozens of Hungary supporters charged at stewards, who were forced to retreat before police wielding batons arrived.
The Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on 11 July was marred by chaotic scenes as ticketless fans forced their way through security cordons to gain entry to the at Wembley Stadium.
Chappell said T20 has an edge over the traditional format because of the short duration of time needed for the completion of a game.