India vs Pakistan: Much-awaited ICC World Twenty20 match in Dharamsala is on schedule, assures Anurag Thakur

Thakur met Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2016, 15:34 PM IST
India vs Pakistan: Much-awaited ICC World Twenty20 match in Dharamsala is on schedule, assures Anurag Thakur

New Delhi: Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said that the Indo-Pak match in ICC World Twenty20 is scheduled to be played at Dharamsala.

Speaking at a press conference today, Thakur, who is also a BJP MP said, "As far as BCCI is concerned, the India vs Pakistan match is on schedule in Dharamsala."

Thakur met Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Singh, who had earlier raised security concerns over the much-awaited encounter between the two rivals, said that Thakur needed to speak to the families of martyrs and ex-servicemen body.

“I told him that the government was fully competent to provide necessary security to the players, but he should go and talk to the families of martyrs and ex-servicemen body. If they have no problem and agree not to oppose the match, the government will not have any issue. Ball is in Anurag Thakur’s court,” he was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

"Himachal Pradesh government will speak to the people who have raised concerns over the India vs Pakistan match in Dharamsala," Thakur added today at the press conference.

Earlier, backing Dharamsala as the venue, Thakur said that the schedule and the venues were decided much in advance and the fans across the globe had booked their tickets as well.