“I don’t believe the Pakistan team should play at Himachal Pradesh”, says Imran Khan
Pakistan’s world cup winning captain and the Chairman of PTI has opposed participation of Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming World T20 due to the unfriendly statements from the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.
Pakistan and India are placed in the same group of the World T20 and they are set to take on each other on March 19th in India’s state Himachal Pradesh, at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association ground in Dharamshala.
Himachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh has bluntly refused to provide any security to Pakistan cricket team during the T20 mega event due to the Patankhot attack in January for which Indian government held Pakistan responsible.
Imran Khan has coined statements from the CM of Himachal Pradesh as ‘hateful’. He stated that the representatives of Indian government are increasing tension and hate between the two countries.
Imran Khan told media in an interview, “The statement by the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister is an irresponsible one and is totally against the standards of hospitality and hosting,”.
He further added, “The Chief Minister’s statements clearly promote hate,” he said.
He straightforwardly opposed Pakistan participation in the World T20 saying, “Amid this situation, I don’t believe the Pakistan team should play at Himachal Pradesh,”
Pakistan is to play their first game of the World T20 on 16th March at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Pakistan has displayed a disastrous performance in Asia Cup recently.