WT20 Indo-Pak row: Pak HC Basit meets Home Secy

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New Delhi, Mar. 11 (ANI): With clouds of uncertainty hanging over the arrival of Pakistan cricket team for the ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit arrived at the North Block here on Friday to meet Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.

Earlier today, Kolkata’s police commissioner Rajeev Kumar wrote a letter to CAB assuring security measures for Pakistan’s team while in Kolkata.

Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today took potshots at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the delay in sending the national cricket squad for the World T20, saying the decision to play in multinational tournament is taken by the ICC.

PCB chief Shaharyar Khan said that the board had got the assurance of foolproof security to their team from the Indian Government and the BCCI, adding that they were now waiting for Interior Minister’s decision on the matter.

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On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council decided to shift the venue for the World T20 clash between India and Pakistan on March 19 from Dharamsala to Kolkata’s Eden Park due to security concerns.

The decision was taken after the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister expressed his aversion to the match in his state after the ex-servicemen and families of slain army officials opposed to stage an event involving Pakistan in the wake of the recent Pathankot terro attacks. (ANI)

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