World T20: Venue of India versus Pakistan clash relocated: The International Cricket Council today announced that the venue for the India versus Pakistan clash in the upcoming World T20 has been relocated from Dharamsala to Kolkata. The evening match will take place as scheduled on 19 March.
The decision was taken after talks with Indian and Pakistani authorities. The ICC said there were fears crowds hostile to Pakistan might try to disrupt the game. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan welcomed this decision.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The decision has been taken following consultation with the BCCI, the relevant state associations, the ICC and BCCI security consultant and other relevant authorities.”
“The decision to relocate the match has been made for security reasons. The concerns initially arose following alleged public comments recently reported by the Chief Minister of Hamachal Pradesh, warning of demonstration and attempts to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the match.”