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Thackeray urges Mallya, SRK to ban Oz IPL players

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Mumbai, Jun 2: In his editorial in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Samana, Bal Thackeray has expressed anger over the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia. He has proposed two things that need to be done to counter these attacks, to warn the Australian companies in India and to ban the Australian IPL players.

"Two things should be done immediately. Captains of Australian companies who have invested in India should be summoned and told that the business atmosphere would not be conducive till the attacks stopped," Thackeray said in an editorial published on Tuesday, Jun 2.

"Secondly, Australian players in IPL teams should be removed. Team owners like Vijay Mallya, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta should display nationalism by doing so," the Sena chief added.

He believed that no matter how big the player was, he should be removed and informed that until Indians are hurt in Australia it would be impossible for them to play for IPL.

Apart from this he appreciated Amitabh Bachchan for rejecting an award by the University of Queensland as a gesture of protest over the issue and added that the actor effectively made it clear that the 'attacks against Indians Down Under was an insult of all his countrymen'.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 12:44 [IST]
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