Pak players should not be allowed to play in IPL: Uddhav

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Mumbai, May 16 (UNI) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray today reiterated that no Pakistani player should be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League.

Mr Thackeray, while speaking to reporters here, stressed that all ''patriots'' should stick to this stand.

Asked about the Sena's ongoing agitation against institutions that have ''Bombay'' in their names, and particularly the Bombay Scottish School where his children are studying, Mr Thackeray said, ''I have nothing against the school, but object to the name.'' ''Why cannot these institutions change the Bombay in their names to Mumbai,'' he asked while pointing out that names of cities have been changed not just across the country but even across the globe and these changes have been respected.

On Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil's criticism about the Shiv Sena launching ''Shiv vada pav'', Mr Thackeray remarked that the criticism was unjustified as ''these same people have no objection to the sale of Sambhaji bidi.

Meanwhile, Kunbi Sena leader Vishwanath Patil extended his party's support to Anand Paranjape, the Sena candidate for the Thane Lok Sabha bypolls, on the occasion.

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