first_imgA few hours after the Pakistan cricket team arrived in Kolkata, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray once again reiterated his party’s demand that India should not play with Pakistan till the neighbouring country stops supporting terrorism.”Biggest question is, do we need to play sports with a country which has backstabbed India?” Thackeray asked.Speaking on the sidelines of an event at Chandrapur, Thackeray said, “When jawans at the border will look behind and see that they have bombs in their hands while other’s have a ball with which they are playing with Pakistan – either throw a ball or we’ll throw a bomb – both cannot take place at the same time.””We don’t want to play such dangerous games,” he added.Commenting on the shifting of the match venue to Kolkata, Thackeray took a swipe at the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government. He said that political parties need to introspect on whether they are indulging in vote bank politics at the expense of the security of the nation.Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team arrived at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata this evening after getting a green signal from Islamabad to take part in the ICC World T20 tournament.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave a written assurance of ‘foolproof security’ to the Pakistan squad.The International Cricket Council (ICC) had on Wednesday announced Eden Gardens as the new venue for the much-awaited India-Pakistan match which was previously scheduled to be held at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.advertisementALSO READPakistan in another U-turn, refuse to fly to India after government nod ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan likely to leave for India on FridayCommitted to provide security to Pakistan team: Kiren Rijijulast_img

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