Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the BCCI was welcome to hold their meeting with Pakistani cricket officials in Kolkata after Shiv Sainiks stormed the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Protesting against the resumption of cricketing ties with Pakistan, a group of Shiv Sena activists stormed the Indian cricket board office in Mumbai stalling talks between the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan. (Also Read: Shiv Sainiks storm BCCI headquarters ahead of BCCI-PCB meet)
The two were to discuss the fate of the bilateral series between India and Pakistan in December.
“Hearing about incidents related to disruption of BCCI work in Mumbai. Cricket Board welcome to meet in Kolkata,” the chief minister Tweeted.
Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, had earlier offered Kolkata as the venue for the concert of Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali after the scheduled concerts in Mumbai and Pune were cancelled following the Sena’s strong opposition.
First Published | 20 October 2015 11:51 AM