Reminding all of Shiv Sena’s prowess in digging up pitches to prevent India-Pakistan cricket encounters, the political party has thrown an authoritative remark once more suggesting that Pakistan will have to take on Shiv Sena before they take on India if they make the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final.
The possibility of an India-Pakistan cricket match as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a realistic possibility if Pakistan can leave their mercurial side behind and India can play to their potential. However, if that were to materialize, the ICC may have a bigger problem on their hands given the drama capable from the political outfit.
The Shiv Sena had once previously almost two decades ago dug up a pitch to prove a point that Pakistan were not welcome on Indian soil and are once more threatening in veiled fashion that Pakistan could face a similar proposition if they make it to the final.
Shiv Sena had taken a similar stance on the matter of the participation of Pakistan cricketers in the IPL and tried to gain mileage over their battles with Sachin Tendulkar and Shah Rukh Khan for empathizing with the plight of Pakistan cricketers.
While the Shiv Sena is trying to assert its power ahead of the event, using it also to establish its own visibility given its internal feud that resulted in the formation of the MNS, the ICC may not be presumed to be lame ducks but would have taken the necessary precautions to ensure that all disruptions are factored into while supervising the hosting of something on the level of a World Cup.