A Pakistani Security Team to Visit India to weight arrangements
Pakistan will weigh the security arrangements in India before giving their national cricket team a green signal to participate in the tournament. The big Indo-Pak clash in the World T20 is scheduled on 19th March at Dharamshala.
Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has instructed the Federal Interior Minister, Choudhry Nisar, to send a team to India for assessing the security measures there.
The Prime Minister has kept the decision on a hold of sending Pakistani cricket team to India till the submission of the report by the security assessing team. The decision is to be made on the basis of report of the security team.
Choudhry Nisar has clearly been instructed by the PM, “fool-proof security measures for the team in coordination with the Pakistani high commissioner in Delhi”
The controversy sparked when the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh denied to provide security to Pakistan’s cricket team. Whereas, BCCI is constantly assuring Pakistan Cricket Board that their national team will receive full protocol.
Dharamshala, where the game is scheduled, is located near Kangra district where a large population of serving and retired soldiers resides. The former CM of Himachal Pradesh, Shanta Kumar has written a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in which he has urged him that the match should not be held in Dharamshala as Kangra is a home to hundreds of martyred and living servicemen. The situation is quite tensed at the moment.