Young cricketers stage protest in Patna against Lankan attackMarch 5th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Patna/Chennai, Mar 5 (ANI): Young cricketers here staged demonstration against the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan.
They in white uniforms raised slogans against the Pakistan Government and burnt an effigy.
“We are agitated over the attack on Lankan cricketers in Pakistan. We believe that cricket or in fact any game should be kept away from fear. But it is not possible in Pakistan. Thus, we wish that all sports activity should stop and all teams should refuse to travel to Pakistan,” said Aditya Ranjan. Meanwhile, Janata Party leader in Chennai said that the day is not far when the Taliban would rule Pakistan.
“It is only a matter of time before the army will be taken over by Taliban. Because the present Captains and Lieutenant Colonels are Taliban-minded. The Generals are still the old professional secular persons. But it will be another four to five years, they all will become Generals, these Lieutenant Colonels. And then Pakistan army will take over the state and then there will be war with India. So we have to start preparing. We should be under no illusions,” said Subramaniam Swamy, President of Janata Party.
On Tuesday, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said that Pakistan is unlikely to host international cricket in the immediate future following Tuesday’’s terror attack.
Lorgat added that the ICC would review whether Pakistan could co-host the 2011 World Cup as planned at their next board meeting in April. (ANI)
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