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Pakistan officials satisfied with security arrangements in Dharamsala: Indian media

KARACHI: Indian media on Tuesday reported that the two-member Pakistan security team has expressed its satisfaction to the security arrangements for the high-voltage Pak-India match scheduled to take place in Dharamsala, ARY News reported.

According to an Indian news agency, the Pakistani security team is satisfied with the security arrangements made for the match and the game will take place according to schedule.

Sources reported that Pakistan cricket team will leave for India on Wednesday.

It should be noted that Pakistan is schedule to play against hosts India in their heavily anticipated World Twenty20 game at Dharamshala on March 19.

Indian media also reported that the Pakistani delegation has been assured full security for the match by the concerned authorities.

Pakistan’s two-member security team, comprising of Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Usman Anwar and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Security Officer Retired Col Azam Khan, had reached India on Monday to review the security situation ahead of the arrival of Pakistan cricket team for the ICC T20 World Cup.

The security team will be presenting its report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif soon.

It should be noted that Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh had said refused to host Pakistan for the mega event and had asked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to cancel or shift the match to a different venue.

BCCI, on the other hand, has said that full security will be provided to the Pakistani side for the tournament.

Shiv Sena extremists had threatened to dug the pitch while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had said that they will not allow the match to be contested in any part of India.

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