On Pakistan’s ask for, a match against India on March 19 has been moved from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh to Kolkata, however it has said it won’t send its groups for the competition till it gets a certification in composing from the Indian government on security for the players and Pakistani fans who go to coordinates.
Units have been dispersed and the Pakistani groups are prepared to fly at short notice. In the event that they get an alright, the groups will load up an early evening Pakistan International Airline of PIA flight from Lahore to Delhi today, sources said.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) boss Shahryar Khan will meet the groups at around 11 am. The groups were to have traveled to Delhi on Wednesday evening, yet their flight was conceded over security concerns.
“We have gotten news that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has restored its correspondence with the Home Ministry of India to secure the vital security ensures,” Pakistan cricket board sources told NDTV.
Pakistan had asked for that the match with India to be moved from Himachal Pradesh after the state’s Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of the Congress said he couldn’t guarantee sufficient security for the match.
In Himachal Pradesh, previous servicemen dissented against the match, claiming that playing Pakistan would hurt the opinions of the groups of officers of the state murdered in fight against Pakistan or in operations against terrorists from Pakistan-based dread gatherings.
A three-part Pakistan group that went to Dharamsala to evaluate security courses of action purportedly told the legislature that it was not fulfilled by the arrangements made for both the group and Pakistani fans who might go to the match.
Reporting the movement in venue, the ICC’s David Richardson said today that a full discount will be offered to the individuals who have acquired tickets for the Dharamsala match, or they will have the chance to trade them for tickets to the Kolkata match.
“The ICC has been guaranteed by all state powers who are obligation of security included in this. We have been guaranteed by them that sufficient efforts to establish safety are set up,” Mr Richardson said.
Pakistan is planned to play its first match of the World T20 on March 16 against a qualifier at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. They then play India on March 19, now at the same venue.