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ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan to finally leave for India tomorrow for mega tournament

Earlier, the ICC shifted the venue of the Indo-Pak match in World T20 from Dharamsala to Eden Gardens.

ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan to finally leave for India tomorrow for mega tournament

New Delhi: After much delay, the Pakistan cricket team is all set to leave for India to participate in the ICC World Twenty20.

Pakistan have been assured of full security by the Indian government.

Earlier, the ICC shifted the venue of the Indo-Pak match in World T20 from Dharamsala to Eden Gardens.

There will be no limit for the number of visas for the Pakistani cricket fans.

It's worth noting that, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh had expressed concerns over security for the India-Pakistan match in Dharamsala, with many organisations objecting and threatening to hold the match in Dharamshala.

In between, Anti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI) , which has been stridently opposing the Pakistan cricket team playing in India, on Wednesday threatened to dig up the pitch at Eden Gardens.

"Hosting of Pakistan in India is a grave insult to all our brave soldiers who were martyred in these attacks. We will not allow the match at any cost, we will dig up the Eden pitch, there will be massive protests," ATFI national president Viresh Shandilya told IANS.

"The ATFI now is holding a meet to decide our course of action. How can the Indian cricket board be insensitive to undermine the tears of widows of our martyrs? We will hold protests across Kolkata including the airport," he added.

The organisation had earlier also threatened to dig up the pitch at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala which was scheduled to host the March 19 India-Pakistan match.

From Zee News

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