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Tintin
February 10, 2005, 09:10 AM
Shiv Sainiks damage Mohali cricket pitch

February 10, 2005 18:41 IST
Last Updated: February 10, 2005 18:53 IST

Suspected Shiv Sena activists on Thursday caused damage to a portion of one of the pitches at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Chandigarh ahead of a Indo-Pak Test match scheduled to be played next month.

The Shiv Sena is opposed to Pakistan's tour of India.

When Sena spokesman Subhash Desai was contacted in Mumbai, he denied any knowledge of the incident. "We don't have any information at this point of time. We are trying to collect information," he said.

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/feb/10sena.htm

mahbubH
February 10, 2005, 11:11 AM
India is no different then!

chinaman
February 10, 2005, 11:57 AM
Mindless act.

AsifTheManRahman
February 10, 2005, 11:59 AM
modifying bappa of dolchut: "maather majhe katmu mati...order dise Sena Shive..ee..eeee"

Spitfire_x86
February 10, 2005, 12:20 PM
Again!!! :E

Surely these vandals haven't civilized one bit within last 6 years

Fazal
February 10, 2005, 02:58 PM
:down: There is enought heat already in IND-PAK series. We don't need more. Specially this kind of behavior. :down:

Sultan
February 10, 2005, 06:34 PM
Hindu Fundamentalists Try To Damage Pakistan Test

MOHALI, India (AFP) - Suspected members of the Hindu hardline Shiv Sena movement Thursday unsuccessfully tried to damage the pitch at a proposed Test venue for Pakistan's upcoming tour of India, an Indian cricket official said.

"A handful of men tried to enter the Mohali stadium but were overpowered by our security personnel," Punjab Cricket Association chief Inderjit Bindra said.

Mohali, in the northern state of Punjab, is scheduled to host the first Test during Pakistan's tour starting February 25.

"We have adequate security staff but are taking all precautions and police has beefed up security around the stadium," said Bindra, a former Indian board chief.

"This venue has never been known for rowdy crowds and we are expecting a number of people from Pakistan to come for the Test here," said Bindra. "It is a publicity stunt and there are no security worries," he added.

The vandals had alerted the local media about their proposed attack on the stadium.

"They sent a fax message to a news agency saying they would damage the pitch at the stadium. The police was alerted and six persons were arrested," said Rakesh Aggarwal, superintendent of police.

Pakistan last made a full tour of India in 1999 despite threats from the Shiv Sena, who dug up the pitch at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla ground just before the tour.

Pakistan are scheduled to tour India for three Tests and five one-dayers

cricketfan
February 11, 2005, 01:12 AM
Hindu Fundamentalists Try To Damage Pakistan Test

Did the test get damaged?

bourny3
February 11, 2005, 01:23 AM
The damage means its difficult for both teams.

mahbubH
February 11, 2005, 11:01 AM
Anti-terrorist front to oppose Miandad's entry into India (http://htcricket.com/htcricket/14_1238435.htm)


Edited on, February 11, 2005, 4:02 PM GMT, by sports_fan_bd.

mahbubH
February 11, 2005, 11:04 AM
Shiv Sena youth wing threatens to disrupt Delhi match (http://www.htcricket.com/htcricket/14_1238432.htm)

Tintin
February 11, 2005, 11:52 AM
> "All India Anti-Terrorist Front "

What sort of stupid joke is that :lol::lol::lol:

DJ Sahastra
February 11, 2005, 11:59 AM
Miandad has terrorised the umpires world over with his acts.

It is only fair that an anti-terror organization is opposing his entry in India. :bravo:

Fazal
February 11, 2005, 01:27 PM
Boy... now they need a anti-anti-terror organization to terminate anti-terror organization. Things are getting confusing...:-/

AsifTheManRahman
February 11, 2005, 05:17 PM
kaato mati heiyo...aaro jore heiyo...paki ailo heiyo...gorto khuro heiyo...

Shehwar
February 12, 2005, 06:50 AM
Really is a shame.....Specially when u consider the wonderful welcome they got from Pakistan last year...Well thats how it goes...u can't change ppl....

Tehsin
February 15, 2005, 01:07 AM
I just wonder about the mindset of ALL fundamentalists all over the world. They live for the hatred not realizing that their main enemy are they themselves. I just hope that the series will go on and we'll have some great cricket.

Unfortunately, there will be no end to fundamentalism in the world and we'll all be witness to such lunacy for the rest of our lives.

fab
February 15, 2005, 06:00 AM
Yup, they're not exactly an ingenious bunch are they? It's either sabotage or bombs.

Arnab
February 15, 2005, 06:19 AM
Yeah, generalizations are very easy to make. People are not naturally fundamentalists. They are taught to become fundamentalists.

fab
February 15, 2005, 06:23 AM
I think some people are inherently more susceptible to brainwashing than others.

But that is beside the point. ALL fundamentalists have a one track mind - destruction of anything that does not conform to their ideology.

Edited on, February 15, 2005, 11:25 AM GMT, by fab.

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 07:26 AM
Thackeray opposed to cricket series against Pak (http://www.htcricket.com/htcricket/14_1244686.htm)

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Wednesday expressed his opposition to the forthcoming cricket series between India and Pakistan.

"I still maintain my old stand that we should not invite Pakistan here and play cricket with them," he told reporters.

He said all those who wanted to play (against Pakistan) were "shameless".

The Pakistan team, which will be playing in India after a gap of six years, is scheduled to arrive in the country on February 25 to play three Test matches and five One-Day Internationals.

Shiv Sena has openly opposed the tour arguing that Indian soldiers were being killed on the border while fighting with Pakistan and hence the country should not maintain ties with the neighbouring nation.

Sena activists had recently caused minor damage to the pitch at Mohali which is scheduled to host one of the three Tests

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 12:27 PM GMT, by sports_fan_bd.

Fazal
February 16, 2005, 10:25 AM
Shame, shame, puppy shame....

Fazal
February 18, 2005, 02:44 PM
<img src="http://www.newagebd.com/spt3-b.jpg" height = 200 width=200> </src>

Edited on, February 18, 2005, 7:48 PM GMT, by Fazal.