Latest News says Pakistan Refuses To Play To Play T20 Worldcup Match Against India In Dharamshala due to security concerns. According to reports yesterday, the Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh had apparently told the Pakistan security team that their cricket team would not be provided any security for the high-profile match. But that, as it turns out now, is not true. In a late night development on Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board had put its team departure to India on hold following security reasons for the marquee match originally scheduled to be played in Dharamsala.
The PCB sent a letter to this effect to the International Cricket Council on Tuesday. Late-night TV reports said the Pakistan security team had advised the cricket squad not to travel to Dharamshala.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan said:
“Our real problem is that we haven’t got any security arrangement details from the government of India. We are still waiting to hear from them officially. We at least need to be told about the position of the protestors in Dharamashala or about Shiv Sena’s threat.”
Shahryar Khan said PCB would consult the government of Pakistan before taking a final call. According to him, the PCB wants either Mohali or Kolkata to stage their World T20 clash against India.
“I have sent an email to the ICC that if Dharamshala has a problem hosting Pakistan-India World T20 game, the match should be played either in Mohali or Kolkata. The Pakistan board is also open to the idea of playing it elsewhere as long as the safety and security of the Pakistani cricketers is taken care of.”
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 8, 2016
Shahryar Khan said that since Pakistan are already playing their matches in Mohali and Kolkata, it would be easy for the team to play at these venues. Sources in Pakistan cricket establishment told TOI that there are concerns across the border over how police will control unruly mobs, over security of Pakistani fans and journalists and also about the arrangements if Pakistan win the game. Khan, however, refused to comment on it.