Women’s World Cup: Pak team arrives India amid security threats

Amid security threats and warnings Pakistan’s women cricket team has arrived in Cuttack, India to take part in the upcoming Women’s Cricket World Cup.

The sports board of India assured tight security following a backdrop of protests for their participation in the tournament after the recent incident of ceasefire violation by Indian army.

Around 600 security personnel were deployed around the airport and a team of young girls were present at the airport to welcome the team.

They would play their warm up matches with Odisha Women-XI likely on Januanry 29 and 30.

Three other teams — Australia, New Zealand and South Africa — will stay at Bhubaneswar and will have their net practices at the Railway Stadium.

The Pakistan team, according to the schedule issued by the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), will play their first match against Australia on February 1 followed by matches against New Zealand on February 3 and South Africa on February 5.

The Group B matches, however, will start on February 1 with a tie between New Zealand and South Africa at the DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack.

Players of Australia, New Zealand and South are scheduled to come on Monday and Tuesday.