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Cannot guarantee security to Pakistan team for World T20: CM Himachal Pradesh

SIMLA: Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh has said that his government cannot guarantee security to the Pakistan cricket team for the World Twenty20 (T20), ARY News reported.

Pakistan’s two-member security team reached India on Monday to review the security situation in Dharamshala ahead of the arrival of Pakistan cricket team for the ICC T20 World Cup.

Read More: Pakistan delegation reaches India to assess cricket team’s security

It should be noted that Pakistan will take on India in their high voltage World T20 encounter on March 19 at Dharamshala. However, CM Himachal Pradesh Singh had refused to host green shirts for the mega event and asked the Indian cricketing board to cancel or shift the heavily anticipated game to a different venue.

Shiv Sena extremists had threatened the authorities that they will dug out the pitch. Aam Aadmi Party had said that they will not allow the match to be contested anywhere in the country.

Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has assured full security to the Pakistani side for the tournament.

Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson had also said that Pakistan will not withdraw for the T20 World Cup and India has guranteed full security to the team.

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