World T20: Security delegation suggests against playing in Dharamsala

Three-member team submits report to interior minister


Nabeel Hashmi March 08, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan's security delegation which visited India to check if Dharamsala is suitable to host the Pakistan-India World T20 match has suggested against playing at the venue as 'security is not assured'.

The three-member team, including FIA Lahore Director Usman Anwar and PCB's Security Manager Azam Khan submitted its report to the interior minister on Tuesday.

Points raised in the report say that "security [is] not assured in Dharmsala; [the] ICC [should] be asked to provide alternate venue such as Kolkata or Mohali; and public assurance from the Indian government would facilitate Pakistan’s participation”.

Pakistan unwilling to play in Dharamsala

While the government will take the final decision about the team's participation, it has been learnt that Pakistan will not pull out of the international event.

The World T20 tie between the arch-rivals is scheduled on March 19.

COMMENTS (8)

Raja | 5 years ago | Reply Look who is talking, the past masters in politics of [email protected]:
C. Nandkishore | 5 years ago | Reply Everything was okay till last week. Then Mr. Anurag Thakur, BCCI secretary and BJP MP, stood up in Parliament and accused Rahul Gandhi to be a Muslim lover and a anti nationalist. And thats that. Everything was then a chain reaction. Himachal is ruled by Congress and they are plainly telling Anurag to show he is a nationalist by cancelling Indo Pakistan games. Note also that before Anurag called Rahul names, 700 Pakistani sportpersons took part in SAARC games in Assam, another Congress ruled state.
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