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Bal Thackeray slams Shinde

Posted on Nov 05, 11:05AM | IBNS

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has said that unless Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde withdrew his "let bygones be" remark on the resumption of Indo-Pak cricketing ties, the matches would not be allowed to take place.

"Shinde saheb, if you have any shame, take your statement back or self-respecting and patriotic Hindus will not allow the matches to happen," a report quoted the 86-year-old as saying in party mouthpiece Saamna.

On Thursday, Thackeray had said that the Pakistani cricket team's tour to India was a matter of national shame. He said allowing Pakistani players to play in India was an insult to memory of the jawans killed in 26/11 attack on Mumbai.

He also slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India accusing it of betraying the country for the sake of money.

The India-Pakistan series is scheduled to begin on December 25.