ICC World T20: MHA calls review meet to discuss security for Indo-Pak match in Dharamsala
A delegation from Pakistan also visited the Stadium on Monday to review security arrangements.
New Delhi: Dark clouds over the high-profile clash of the ICC World T20 between India and Pakistan, scheduled to be played in Himanchal, are still intact.
As per the latest updates, Ministry of Home Affaris (MHA) has called a review meeting on Tuesday to discuss security of the match, which is to be played on March 19 at HPCA stadium in Dharamsala.
The two-member delegation from Pakistan has also visited the Stadium on Monday to review security arrangements ahead of the much-anticipated match.
Indo-Pak match, which is possibly the biggest game of the tournament, has been under scrutiny since Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh said he opposed the BCCI's decision to stage it in his state.
While BCCI has assured the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of complete security to their player, but several groups have threatened to disrupt this encounter.
Earlier, speaking to CNN-IBN, PCB chief Shaharyar Khan had said that he was not keen on his team playing in Dharamsala and that he would be happy to consider an alternate venue should BCCI suggest one.
He said they were open at any venue across the country like Mohali, Kolkata and Chennai.
Khan said that the statements from the Congress party and its CM did not inspire confidence in visitors' team.
"The CM of Himachal Pradesh has said that he won’t provide us with security, what greater threat can you think of? Our team is there to review the security," he stated.
(With Agency inputs)