India and Pakistan are scheduled to play at Dharamsala on 19th March, this year. The much-awaited match between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the upcoming World T20, is in trouble as Himachal Pradesh government has been ‘negligent’.
Chief Minister of the state – Virbhadra Singh wrote to the Home Ministry stating that the state government cannot provide security for the match, as the clash between two always creates excitement and can lead to trouble among the cricket fans.
Stunned by the refusal by Himachal Pradesh Government, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur reacted on twitter on Tuesday.
Schedule & location of T20 Cricket World Cup ws planned 1yr ago. Allotment of match venues ws made many months ago. @BCCI— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) March 1, 2016
Cricket fans,tourists & organizers hv all made their travel plans in accordance w/ this schedule. @BCCI— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) March 1, 2016
Calling it a political tactic
Those politicizing this cricket issue hv shown thr own shortcomings & incapability, are working to tarnish image of HP & the country. @BCCI— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) March 1, 2016
And when fans reacted to it
Reaction of @ianuragthakur speech last week in LS against RahulG came today -HP CM saying we can't provide security for Dharamshala match 🙂— Vijay (@centerofright) March 1, 2016
What about the Cricket fans Across the World who have planned and Booked Everything According To Match Date at Dharamshala.@ianuragthakur— Lokesh Chahar (@LkChahar) March 1, 2016