PCB chief confident of women team`s security in India

Updated: Jan 23, 2013, 15:53 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has expressed confidence that Indian authorities would provide security to his women`s team in the upcoming World Cup.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) shifted Pakistan`s matches from Mumbai to Cuttack following threats by the right-wing Shiv Sena party.

The tournament is to be held from Jan 31 to Feb 17.

Despite the change in venue, two other right-wing parties - Bajrang Dal and Kalinga Sena - have also threatened to disrupt Pakistan`s matches in Cuttack. But Ashraf said he is confident that the ICC will handle the situation.

Ashraf said sports and politics should not be mixed, adding that it is disappointing when such issues come up.

Pakistan team will fly to India on January 26. Pakistan, placed in Group B along with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, will play their matches in Cuttack.

England, India, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are in Group A.