Shiv Sena shadow again looms over Pakistani cricket team

February 17th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) 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 party’s 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 Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium April 2.

Though a staunch cricket lover, in the past Thackeray had directed the party’s opposition to Pakistani players, both in Test matches and One-dayers, as well as in the Indian Premier League.

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