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Sports should not be mixed with politics; Cong to Thackeray

Posted on Nov 06, 12:57PM | UNI

Reacting to Shiv Sena opposing the forthcoming Indo-Pak cricket series, the Congress today said sports should not be mixed with politics.

In a reply AICC Spokesperson Renuka Chaudhary said, "Many feel sports and politics should not be mixed." Urging Shiv Sena for 'No politics for games', she also asked it to refrain from negative politics and do some good work.

The Union Home Ministry has given the green signal to the tour.

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has opposed the forthcoming India-Pakistan cricket series, scheduled to begin from December 25.

In an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna, the 86-year-old leader warned that his party won't allow the upcoming series.

The Sena chief also came down heavily on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the tour.

The Sena had earlier also dug up the pitches including at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium to protest against an India-Pakistan match scheduled to be held there.