Pakistan wants India game to be moved


Pakistan have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to have their World T20 match against hosts India, scheduled for 19 March, to be moved to another venue due to security reasons.

The match was to be held in Dharamsala but after the Pakistan government sent a three-man delegation to the venue, Pakistan's federal interior minister, Chaudary Nisar, told the cricket board that  'security is not assured'.

The Pakistan Cricket Board have since written to the ICC for a change of venue and have proposed Mohali or Kolkata as alterative grounds.

An official for the Board of Control for Cricket in India said they were made aware of the situation and appeared confident that the game could still be moved.

The official told Cricinfo: "They have not conveyed it (not playing in Dharamsala) to ICC as a decision, but as a suggestion.

"Mohali is already hosting two (Pakistan) matches. Kolkata already has one match. Delhi, we all know the issues there (the Delhi & District Cricket Association struggling to get various clearances to host matches)."

Pakistan start their World T20 campaign against a qualifier in Kolkata on 14 March.