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Uddhav says it's shame to play against Pak

Published: Thursday, June 4, 2009, 10:49 [IST]
 
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Mumbai: Cricket has become the playground of politics from some times. Communal and regional parties in India have always tried to take petty political gains out of India-Pakistan cricket clashes. Latest to add to this list is Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray.

Uddhav on Wednesday said that it was shameful to play cricket against the arch-rivals after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Uddhav also criticized the BCCI and said the Indian Cricket Board had crossed all the limits.

"Given all that has happened India should not play against Pakistan. Playing against Pakistan is shameful," he said.

On the other hand, Union Sports Minister MS Gill on Wednesday said that it is good that India and Pakistan are clashing on a cricket ground , which is better than fighting with guns and bullets

"It is good that both the countries are playing. They should play and not fight," said Gill.

Wednesday's India-Pak game was designated as the 'Catch the Spirit' match in memory of those who were killed or injured during the attack on the Sri Lanka squad and match officials on 3rd March.

The funds collected from Wednesday's match will be given to affected people in the Sri Lankan team attack incident in Lahore.

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