Pakistan held back from WT20 in India over security concerns

WEB DESK: The three-men security team, who visited India on Monday, has submitted report of deficient security in Dharamsala to hold Pakistan-India World Twenty20 match on March 19, Aaj News reported.

Pakistan have asked the ICC for a change of location for their match against India after the team reported that security was not assured at the venue. The possible other venues are being deemed to be Kolkata and Mohali.

The report has been handed over to Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan and Pakistan Cricket Board. The decision has been taken that the Pakistan team would not travel to India on Wednesday as per schedule.

PCB has stopped their men’s and women’s team from travelling to India for the World Twenty20 over security concerns.

“PCB has delayed national women’s and men’s cricket team from travelling to India.The final decision on teams departure to India for T20 World Cup will be taken after a formal go-ahead by the interior ministry,” Amjad Hasan, PCB’s director media, was quoted as saying by a local news website.

Earlier, Virbhadra Singh, the chief minister of the Himachal Pradesh, had said that he would not be able to provide security for the game.