Shiv Sena shadow again looms over Pakistani cricket teamBy IANS
Thursday, February 17, 2011
MUMBAI - Two days before the World Cup begins, the Shiv Sena Thursday again raked up the issue of opposing Pakistani cricketers from playing in Mumbai or anywhere else in the country.
Senior party leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi said that the partys stand on the issue is well known and would be fully pursued.
“If the Pakistani team reaches the final of the World Cup, Bal Thackeray will decide over the issue. After getting his signal we shall do the needful,” Joshi said at a media interaction here.
The World Cup finals are scheduled to be held in Mumbais Wankhede Stadium April 2.
Though a staunch cricket lover, in the past Thackeray had directed the partys opposition to Pakistani players, both in Test matches and One-dayers, as well as in the Indian Premier League.