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Pakistan team which was coming to India for the T20 World Cup 2016 has been put on hold by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The Pakistan team was due to leave at noon on Wednesday from Lahore for New Delhi but some players also confirmed to PTI they had been told this plan was now on hold.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said, “Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan after going through the briefing of the security delegation that is in India will let us know future plans and team’s departure.”
After discussions with the Interior Ministry, Shaharyar had informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India that the Pakistan government has advised the team against playing in Dharamsala. The PCB has asked the BCCI and ICC to shift the match of Pakistan which will be played on 19th March against India from Dharamsala to either Kolkata or Mohali.
The official said, “The BCCI also has a problem staging the match in New Delhi because of court orders.” Another source said, “One objection was that only low-grade security and government officials met with them in Dharamshala and they are not satisfied with the security plans laid out for the Pakistan team in case if there is a potest against the team.”
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