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Wasim, Shoaib forced to leave India ahead of security concerns following Shiv Sena threats


Shiv Sena’s recent warning and India’s not ensuring security for Pakistan’s former cricketers Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar forced them to leave India.


One day after Shiv Sena’s activists stormed at BCCI office when there was a meeting being held between the cricketing officials of both the countries, the Pakistani stars busy in commentary for India-South Africa series decide to quit their job and return to Pakistan.

Earlier, International Cricket Council (ICC) withdrew Pakistan’s Aleem Dar from officiating in the rest of the ongoing series after threats from far-right political extremist group Shiv Sena.

Akram’s agent Arsalan Haider told Cricinfo that the former Pakistan captain would return on October 23 along with Akhtar after commentating in fourth ODI in Chennai.

The move comes after the extremist group also protested against the presence of Pakistani commentators in their state. However, Indian officials expressed their disgust at the shame that star cricketers are being forced to leave their country in order to save their lives.

It started when Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan along with other officials of the board visited India to convince BCCI for December series between both the countries. It was not tolerated by Hindu fanatics party and they stormed at the Indian board office.

Subsequently, the meeting had to be called off and Pakistani officials left for Pakistan without any conclusion on the part of December series.

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