World T20: Pakistan cricket team gets government nod for India
Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Friday formally decided to send its national men’s and women’s cricket teams to India to take part in the ongoing World T20 tournament.
The national cricket teams are scheduled to fly out to India on Friday night, Geo TV quoted sources here as saying.
The decision came after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Pakistan cricket team will be provided adequate security during their World Twenty20 campaign in India.
The Pakistan government had demanded a written assurance from India on providing foolproof security to Pakistan players after protests by serving and retired soldiers of the Indian Army and political leaders in Himachal Pradesh forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) to shift the group match against hosts India from Dharamsala to Kolkata.