PESHAWAR, 19 October:  A protest by the Indian extremist political party Shiv Sena has sabotaged  the talks  between the Board of Control Cricket in India (BCCI)  and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the proposed India-Pakistan series in December.

Talks between PCB chairman Sheharyar Khan and and BCCI president Shashank Manohar were postponed after over 40 workers from the Shiv Sena stormed the BCCI office in Mumbai, shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and demanding that the BCCI cancel the series.

Shaharyar Khan and head of the PCB s executive committee Najam Sethi arrived in India on Sunday in a bid to convince the BCCI for December s planned test and limited-over series in the United Arab Emirates but the talks were cancelled when Indian extremist group attacked on BCCI.

The Sena’s workers shouting slogans against Pakistan and the PCB chairman, the attackers surrounded Manohar, asking him not to have any ties with the neighboring country and demanded the chairman PCB should leave the India soon.

Former Pakistani Captain and President of ICC Zaheer Abbas condemned the attack on Indian cricket office but said  the ICC cannot take any notice of the incident.


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