Pakistan’s delays departure to India for World T20

Lahore: Citing security concerns, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has delayed the departure of the women and men’s national cricket team to India for the World T20 to India.

According to the Dawn, PCB Director Media Amjad Hussain said, “The final decision on team’s departure to India for T20 World Cup will be taken after a formal go ahead by the interior ministry”.

“PCB has delayed national women’s and men’s cricket team from travelling to India,” said Hussain.

Earlier, the team was scheduled to leave on Wednesday to take part in the World T20.

According to reports, the Pakistani security team sent to Dharamshala to review the security has suggested that despite assurances by the Indian government regarding team’s security, Himachal Pardesh’s state administration lacks ‘quick response facilities’ which may endanger lives and property of Pakistan squad.

PCB chief Shaharyar Khan had already proposed to play their World Twenty20 matches on neutral venues. (ANI)