MUMBAI: Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Congress, on Monday, vowed to strongly oppose Pakistan’s tour of India, which would end a five year cricket drought between the two countries.
The Maharashtra Congress showed their concerns with respect to Pakistan cricket team’s India tour scheduled for December. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thackeray stated that BCCI’s decision with respect to Pakistan’s India tour was totally against the sentiments of the Indian nation, hence the decision should be reconsidered.
Shiv Sena’s leader Ramdas Kadam showed his strong opposition against Pakistan’s tour of India, stating that Pakistan was a terrorism supporting nation and hence Shiv Sena would be firm on its stance of not allowing cricket between the two nations. He further added that it would be a sin to play a terrorist nation.
“Pakistan is a culprit (in terror attacks) in Mumbai. How can we have sporting relations with them?” stated MLA Abu Azmi.