Pak team arrives to review security in Dharamsala
A two-member team from Pakistan arrived on Mondayto review the security situation in Dharamsala which is scheduled to host the side’s marquee World Twenty20 clash against India -- a match that appears to be in trouble owing to protests by Himachal Pradesh’s ex-servicemen.
The team, comprising Federal Investigation Agency Lahore Director Dr Usman Anwar and Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Security Officer Col (R) Azam Khan, arrived via the Wagah border and left for Dharamsala.
Pakistan are scheduled to start their campaign on March 16 against a qualifier before clashing with India on March 19.
However, the much-anticipated match has been thrown into jeopardy after HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the game should be shifted out to respect popular sentiment after the Pathankot terror attacks.
Dr Anwar is also part of of the six-member special committee constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to probe the Pathankot terror attack. Third member of the team is Deputy High Commission in India Ubaid Nazamani.
The team will meet senior Indian security officials and assess the lodging and boarding arrangements for the players.