BCCI-PCB talks cancelled post Shiv Sena protest

Mumbai, Oct. 19 (ANI): Following Shiv Sena’s protest at the BCCI Headquarters, the discussion over reviving cricket ties between the two nations has been cancelled.

The Shiv Sainiks had earlier stormed into the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office to protest against the meeting with the Pakistan Cricket board to discuss the India-Pakistan bilateral series slated for December.

The Shiv Sainiks charged into the office chanting ‘vande matram’ and slogans against PCB chief Shahryar Khan.

They cornered BCCI president Shashank Manohar and protested saying they will not allow any cricket ties with Pakistan.

Mumbai police have detained around 20 Shiv Sena activists. Police said they have brought the situation under control and beefed up security to ensure the protest does not recur.

India last hosted Pakistan in 2012-13, with the guests winning the ODI series 2-1.

Following the protest, security has been beefed up at the BCCI Headquarters. (ANI)

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