In the midst of the reports that Pakistan has finally agreed to play its World Twenty20 matches in India, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has assured all teams will be provided ‘highest’ security.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Monday said “India hosts the ICC World Twenty20 from March 8 to April 3 but Pakistan’s participation is subject to government clearance as there are specific threats”
Khan told media “We have told the International Cricket Council now and before as well, the decision (to tour India) is with the government and it will consider if there is a specific Pakistan oriented security threat”
“Pakistan is one among those 16 teams and the Indian government will provide complete security to all the teams. I think all the qualifying teams should come and participate in the World Cup. India is ready and if any country has some issues then they need to decide about it”Thakur said to The Times Of India.
“BCCI will organise the World Cup in the nicest possible way and will provide every team with highest protection. Earlier also we have hosted many World Cups and international matches and I don’t think any country should feel insecure here.”