Sena to Decide Pawar’s IPL Request in Two-Three Days
In the wake of request from Union Minister Sharad Pawar to withdraw its threat against Australian cricketers, Shiv Sena has said that it will take a final decision on the issue in two-three days, reported PTI.
“Thackeray would take a final call on the issue of Australian players in two three days,” Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.
On Sunday night, Pawar had a meeting with Sena supremo Bal Thackeray at latter’s residence ‘Matoshree’. In the meeting, Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray and BCCI president Shashank Manohar were also present.
“For me, the country is more important than the game,” Saamana quoted Thackeray as telling Pawar.
“I will never tolerate India’s insult,” the Sena chief was quoted as saying.
“We told Balasaheb that the Australian team will not participate in the IPL, but each IPL team will have one or two Australians,” Manohar had said last night after the meeting.
“He asked us to give a presentation on how many Australian players will play in the IPL. We will make the presentation in a day or two,” Manohar had said.
“Thackeray and he (Uddhav) gave us a considerate hearing. We tried to convince him that only one or two Australian players will participate in the IPL matches and by not allowing all IPL matches it’s the state players (Marathi players) who will lose ultimately,” he had told reporters.