Pakistan security team arrives at Attari, heads for Dharamsala
Pakistan security team arrives at Attari, heads for Dharamsala

Attari/Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) A security team from Pakistan arrived at the Attari border post of India on Monday and headed for Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh to review security arrangements for a Pakistan-India cricket match scheduled there on March 19.

The match would be played as part of the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup.

The team, comprising the director of the Federal Investigation Agency and a Pakistan Cricket Board member, crossed the Wagah-Attari joint checkpost (JCP) between both countries on foot before heading for Dharamsala, nearly 235 km from Attari.

“We would like to proceed further. You know the reason why we have come here,” an official from the team told media at Attari without elaborating.

The Pakistan security team, to be joined by a Pakistani High Commission official in New Delhi, will review security arrangements for the Dharamsala match.

The security concerns for the Pakistan cricket team arose after Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh last week announced that his government could not provide security to the Pakistani cricket team.

The visit of the Pakistan cricket team is being opposed by ex-servicemen and families of martyrs from Himachal Pradesh. They say they will not allow Pakistan to play the match at Dharamsala as the neighbouring country was responsible for repeated terror attacks in India in which many soldiers have sacrificed their lives.

The Pakistan security team team is likely to meet the Himachal chief minister and top police officers in Dharamsala.

The three-member team will submit its report to Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan and Pakistan Cricket Board officials after reviewing security arrangements for the Pakistan cricket team in Dharamsala.

Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur has said it would be very difficult to shift the match from Dharamsala at this stage.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Arsenal Hammer Everton 5-2 In EPL

    Liverpool, Oct 22 (IANS) Arsenal thrashed 10-man Everton 5-2 on Sunday in the ninth round of the English Premier League (EPL). English forward Wayne Rooney opened...

    Referee Made The Difference In The Match: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Sunday came down heavily on US referee Jair Marrufo saying he made the difference in the...

    IND vs NZ 2017, 1st ODI: 200-run Partnership Was a Special, Special Partnership –...

    Virat Kohli’s 31st ODI century went in vain, as Tom Latham scored his fourth ODI century to guide his team to a comprehensive six-wicket...

    Shuttler Srikanth Wins Denmark Open Title

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II...

    Brazil Beat Germany 2-1 To Reach U-17 World Cup Semis

    Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Paulinho's stunning second-half strike helped three-time champions Brazil script a memorable come-from-behind 2-1 victory over European heavyweights Germany in the FIFA...