RR Patil objects to T20 cheerleaders

Updated: 25 October 2007 06:47 IST

The scantily-clad squads of 'cheerleaders' during the recent India-Australia T20 match in Mumbai have come under police scanner.

Mumbai:

The scantily-clad squads of 'cheerleaders' during the recent India-Australia T20 match in Mumbai have come under police scanner with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil announcing that he would review videotapes to see if the group indulged in obscene behaviour.

"I was not present at the match but we will go through the tapes before taking any action on the issue", Patil, who also holds the Home portfolio, told reporters at Mantralaya.

He was replying to a query on the objection to the cheerleaders' performance at the Brabourne Stadium from certain quarters, saying their performance was vulgar and that their movements left nothing to the imagination.

Interestingly, Patil's party chief and BCCI boss Sharad Pawar watched the match along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Patil gained nationwide fame as a moral policeman after he initiated the decision to ban dance bars in the state in 2005.

The state legislature then passed a legislation banning dance bars.

Asked about Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's comments against him at the Sena's Dussera rally in Mumbai on Sunday, Patil declined to comment.

Topics : Cricket India
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