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Keep off cricket, Thackeray tells politicians

Keep off cricket, Thackeray tells politicians

Thackeray tells politiciansMumbai, Nov twenty eight shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Thursday urged all politicians to stay off cricket for the betterment of the game.

Thackeray’s comment came within the wake of the continuing difference of opinion between senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar over the post of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president.

Last month, Pawar was elective¬† unopposed to the post once challenger Munde’s nomination papers were rejected on technical grounds by the MCA.

Peeved by the denial to contest for the post, Munde affected a Mumbai court and was granted a brief injunction against Pawar, who has been restrained from functioning as MCA president for every week.

Against this scenery of the difference of opinion, Thackeray in Associate in Nursing edit within the party mouthpiece Saamana expressed disgust at the sort of management exercised by politicians over varied cricket bodies within the country.

“Cricket is vie solely in eleven nations, however in most countries the sport is free from political shackles. In uk, Prince Charles doesn’t crave to become the top of its cricket body, neither is the sport exploited by past or gift politicians in Sri Lanka, New Zealand or Australia,” Thackeray recognized.

Thackeray regretted that such things happen solely in India and our flesh pressers – ignoring larger public problems – appear to seek out nothing wrong with taking part in their political games over cricket.

“Pawar, who harbours prime ministerial ambitions, needs to become MCA president and Munde who needs to become Maharashtra chief minister is fighting to capture the MCA chief’s post,” he wrote.

The manner within which politicians are drawn to cricket and also the game’s governing bodies conveys an impact that “all alternative issues of the state are solved”, Thackeray remarked sardonically.

“Politicians ought to love cricket as a sport, like however former shiv Sena head honcho Bal Thackeray wont to do. Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket and it is time politicians ought to quit the politics of the sport – for the betterment of cricket,” Thackeray aforesaid.

Incidentally, shiv Sena stalwart Manohar Joshi, a former state chief minister and Lok Sabha speaker, functioned because the MCA president between 1992-2001.

Later, senior Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh was elective  the MCA president in July 2011 and control the post until his death in August 2012.

Pawar has already functioned because the MCA chief between 2001-02 to 2010-11 and was elective  for an additional term last month.


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