Following the ban on Ghulam Ali concert and paint attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni, Shiv Sena workers today stormed the office of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai to protest against the BCCI officials meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan.
According to report, Shiv Sainiks crashed through the gates of the BCCI office in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium that serves as the Board’s headquarters. Following the incident, talks on India-Pakistan series were cancelled this morning.
PCB chief Khan and the head of the PCB’s executive committee Najam Sethi arrived in India on Sunday in a bid to convince the BCCI to confirm the India-Pakistan cricket series in December.
“The PCB is mentally prepared to even settle for a shorter series but want it to be Pakistan’s home series and in the UAE,” a PCB source was quoted as saying by PTI.
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla strongly condemned the incident. “Strongly condemns the attack on BCCI Office by Shiv Sena,” Shukla, wrote on his twitter handle.
“BCCI is a responsible body and will not do anything against national interest. Cricketing decisions should be left to BCCI,” tweeted Shukla, adding, “Cricket is a gentleman’s game and the spirit of the game expects same generosity and tolerance from those who love the game.”