Shiv Sena activists storm BCCI office before meeting of Sheharyar Khan

MUMBAI: According to Indian media reports, between 40 to 50 Shiv Sena activists barged into the BBCI head-office at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, shouting slogans against Pakistan and carrying placards saying "Shahryar Khan waapis jao (Shahryar Khan, Go Back)". Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan and PCB's executive committee head Najam Sethi are in India for meetings with BCCI president Shashank Manohar and top Indian cricket officials to confirm whether the India-Pakistan cricket series will take place in December. The Shiv Sena members barged into the BCCI headquarters and cornered the BCCI president, threatening him and saying they will not allow any cricket ties with Pakistan. The meeting between the PCB and BCCI officials today has now been cancelled after the Shiv Sainiks stormed the BCCI office. Earlier this month, threats from the extreme right-wing group led to organisers cancelling legendary Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali's show in Mumbai despite the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assuring that the event would not be stopped. Shiv Sena co-governs the Indian state of Maharashtra with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP. Sheikh Rashid has said that the PCB chief should not have gone to India at all and that this was an insult to Pakistan.