Cricket World Cup 2011 has been kicked off after a glittering Opening ceremony in Dhaka. The event has been jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Unfortunately Pakistan was stripped of its rights as co-host of the 2011 World Cup by the ICC on 17th April, 2009 due to concerns about the “uncertain security situation” prevailing in the country, especially in the aftermath of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
Arch Rivals Pakistan and India are placed in separate groups and Pakistani Skipper Shahid Afridi finds it attention-grabbing if both the teams would reach the Finals of mega event, scheduled to be held on April 2 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. But this situation is a matter of concern for none other than Bal Thakery as the Chief of Extremist Indian party, Shiv Sena, has threatened Pakistani cricketers if the team makes it to the final of Cricket World Cup 2011. Shiv Sena have had objected Pakistan-India cricket ties in the past too. Interestingly the venue of the World Cup 2011 Final is also the site of the 1991 pitch defacement by Shiv Sena activists in protest of a proposed one-day series between India and Pakistan.
According to a report published in The Hindu, Former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi said,
“You all know Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s views. If the Pakistan team reaches the final (scheduled in Mumbai), whether to allow them to play, the Sena chief will decide,”
A usual pressure tactic by Shiv Sena but This could probably be another reason for Pakistani team to reach the finals. This is not an ideal time for Pakistan team unfortunately after the Spot Fixing case decision against the Pakistani trio but Hopes are still high and If Pakistan Cricket team can make it to Finals of the Mega event it would definitely give a boost to the cricket in Pakistan.
as u r afracomment_ID of pakistani terrorist taliban or whatever,we the pakistani’s are also afracomment_ID of this political party….. how stupcomment_ID is that to listen that we wont u play the final hahahahaha panic party…!!!
what the hell u r talking about that india will reach in the final hahahahaha and that the bloody shiv sinha can touch pakistani players, they are compleltly impotent to touch pakistani players. pakistan will not only reach in the final but also will win, [u][b]INSHA ALLAH[/b][/u], [b]PAKISTAN ZINDABAD[/b]
If cricket can get the 2 countries 2gather again & we as Indians have no problem then why the big fuss the shiv sena wants to create? Sports should be left alone & not politised. Pakistan you are welcome to Mumbai.
pakistan cricket team na to kisi se darta hai aur jeetne ka pura jazba rakhta hai…india ke sachin jaisa koi player nahi hai pak me jo 5 times world cup khel ke 1 bhi jita nahi saka…..wasim akram se kuch seekhna chahiye sachin ko………50 over me 200 run maar sakta hai sirf but he dont know jis din shahcomment_ID afrcomment_IDi 50 overs khel liya us din sabo ki haalat kharab ho jayegi…..keep it up pakistan…u will win the world cup insha allah…
kisi ke baap me aukaat nahi hai ki pakistani players ko chhoo de….shoib akhtar akele hi sab par bhaari hai…budhhe(bal thakrey) ko srk se sharm nahi aaya my name is khan ke time me jo ab pakistan se gaaliyan sunne wala kaam kar raha hai