New Delhi: Asking ally BJP to take a cue from Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for saying no to the T20 World Cup India-Pakistan match in his State, Shiv Sena has said the Maharashtra government should stop laying out the carpet for Pakistan, more specifically for Pakistani artists on the Indian soil.
This came after the BCCI yesterday confirmed that the match to be played between India and Pakistan is to go as per schedule.
In the past the Chief Minister of Himachal had said that the BCCI should first speak to the martyrs’ families and seek their permission before deciding to hold the match in Dharamsala.
In the meantime Rajeev Shukla has said that the BCCI is firm on its decision to hold the India-Pakistan match. He went on to say that he did not deny that there were protests against the holding of the match in Dharamsala, but as far as the match was concerned BCCI was firm on hosting the match as per schedule. Shukla said that these were commitments that were required to be fulfilled. If such commitments were not taken seriously, the ICC could take stern action against the venue.
The protesters, he said, should realize that this is not a bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Protesting against a bilateral series between the two countries is understandable, he added, but as far as international commitments were concerned it was important that BCCI fulfil those commitments.