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Shiv Sena Threatens Not To Allow Australians To Play In Mumbai

PTI 23 Jan 2010, 23:24:29 IST

Shiv Sena on Saturday night threatened not to allow Australian cricketers to play in matches in Mumbai of the third edition of Indian Premier League. 

"IPL should be patriotic. We would not allow Australian players to play  in Mumbai the wake of racist attacks on Indians there," Uddhav told reporters after a function held at Central Mumbai to celebrate party supremo Bal Thackeray's 84th birthday. 

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray had in an editorial in Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna' on January 13 called for a ban of the Australian cricket team playing in Maharashtra.
Thackeray's comments followed a series of violence against Indians in Australia. "As per Balasaheb's order, we would not allow the Australian players," Uddhav said. PTI