Sports: Pakistani players given green light to visit India for WorldT20

(From Dawn)

Months of speculation over Pakistan’s participation in the 2016 World Twenty20 ended on Thursday after the government approved the team’s visit to India for the tournament.


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said he was ‘pleased’ that the government had given its consent for the team’s participation but called upon the International Cricket Council (ICC) to put in ‘special’ security arrangements for the Pakistan team.

“I am pleased that our Government has given its consent for our team to visit India. As a duty of care, we have asked ICC to put in place special arrangements for the Pakistan cricket team while in India,” Khan said in a press release.

Earlier this month, Khan had revealed that the PCB had given a proposal to the ICC to stage Pakistan’s World T20 matches at a neutral venue in the event the government did not allow the team to tour India. Read More

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