BCCI chief dials Shaharyar, assures full security to Pakistan
According to an official in the PCB, Manohar called up his counterpart Shaharyar as the latter expressed concerns after the Himachal Pradesh government expressed its inability to provide security for the match.
The match is scheduled to be held on March 19 in Dharamsala, a hill town in Himachal Pradesh.
“Manohar discussed everything in detail and assured him the BCCI was following all developments. He told Shaharyar that the BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who is tournament director, belonged to Dharamsala and he was handling the issue,” the official said.
Another reliable source here said that Monohar had assured the PCB chief that best security would be given to the Pakistani team and also the media personnel visiting India for the World event.
“The call came at a time when the PCB is anxious reading about reports in the Indian media that the state government and other politicians don’t want to see Pakistan play India in their World T20 match at Dharamsala,” the source added.
The source said Manohar had discussed other alternate venues in case the Pakistan and India match had to be relocated from Dharamsala on the insistence of the International Cricket Council.