The highly awaited ICC World Twenty20 clash between India and Pakistan, the execution plans of which were lately under the clouds of uncertainty, has now been given a clean chit by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
On this matter, BCCI’S secretary Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying, “As far as the BCCI is concerned, the India vs Pakistan match is on schedule in Dharamsala.”
Problems regarding this historic match arose when the major political party of India, Congress, which is also in power in the state, expressed its unrest over the venue. As it happened over the selection of venue, families of martyrs and ex-servicemen in the region protested with arms for they believe the match would be an insult to martyrs who died fighting Pakistan’s army in numerous wars.
In order to clarify the air on the issue, Thakur stated as, “As far as 19th March is concerned, I have met HP chief minister and the talks were very progressive. BCCI and the government want to resolve this situation. We respect the war veterans and martyrs equally. BCCI condemns attacks like Pathankot but we can’t mix sports with politics. Himachal Pradesh government will speak to the people who have raised concerns over the India vs Pakistan match in Dharamsala.”
As of now, there lies no change in venue for the upcoming India-Pakistan World T20 match.