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Pak warm-up match cancelled; Oz, Lanka check in

Pakistan’s World Twenty20 warm-up match against Bengal scheduled here on Saturday has been cancelled after suspense continued over their arrival owing to the security apprehensions of their government and the Cricket Board.

Pakistan were to take on Ranji team Bengal in their opening warm-up match on Saturday but owing to the prevailing situation over the clearance it had to be cancelled, according to sources in the Cricket Association of Bengal. “Top level meeting is going on most likely they would arrive by Saturday morning or latest by evening via Dubai,” the source told a news agency.

With the delay in arrival of Pakistan, the distribution of tickets for the marquee India-Pakistan clash March 19 which was shifted from Dharamshala also get delayed and will now begin on March 16.
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