Sports: (Pakistan’s security team to visit India before T20 bout)

March 5, 2016 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday said it would send a security team to India next week to survey the situation on the ground before the country’s cricket squad travels to play against their arch-rival during an upcoming Indo-Pak World T20 clash.

The teams are set to square off in India’s Kolkata, Dharamsala and Mohali during the World Twenty20’s first round that kicks off on March 8 and ends on April 3.

Islamabad has already voiced concerns about security in India, saying there were specific threats from Hindu activists who forced the cancellation of a meeting between cricket officials from the two countries in Mumbai last October.

A three-member security team will depart for India today (Monday) to look into the security situation’ said Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Pakistan’s team is scheduled to leave for India next week. However, the interior minister said the trip could be delayed if conditions on the ground are found to be unsatisfactory.