Interesting news articles:
India to welcome Pakistan cricketers with garlands, not vermilion
(Indo-Asian News Service)
26 February 2005
NEW DELHI — Respecting the sensitivities of Pakistani cricketers,
India will welcome them not with the traditional tilak and aarti but
with flowers as they land at the Indira Gandhi Airport here on Monday.
No flags on helmet vs Pakistan: BCCI
NEW DELHI, FEB 24: Indian cricketers will not wear helmets featuring
the Indian flag on them during the upcoming series against Pakistan,
but have sought a "clarification" if the three colours in the flag
could be worn.
and no, it's not anything to do with Pakistan; it has to do with
India's flag code.