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Sena hints at disruption if Pak in final

Cricket fans could be in for some disappointment with the Shiv Sena hinting that it would oppose the Pakistan cricket team if it reached the ICC World Cup final scheduled for April 2 at Wankhede stadium. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Feb 18, 2011 02:14 IST

Cricket fans could be in for some disappointment with the Shiv Sena hinting that it would oppose the Pakistan cricket team if it reached the ICC World Cup final scheduled for April 2 at Wankhede stadium. The matches are set to begin from February 19.

“If the Pakistan team reaches the final, which is a remote possibility, Sena chief Bal Thackeray will take a call on whether they should be allowed to play in Mumbai,” said senior Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Manohar Joshi, on Thursday.

Asked what the Sena could do, Joshi said, “It is well known what he (Thackeray) thinks about the issue.”

Joshi made this statement after a section of the media asked him what he felt about the comment made by Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi on Wednesday.

Afridi had said a possible duel with India in the World Cup final would be ideal for the tournament and a boost to international cricket, drawing millions of viewers.