Nisar Ali briefed Nawaz Sharif (above) on matter pertaining to security of Pakistan cricket team during its visit to India to participate in T20 World Cup © Getty Images
Nisar Ali briefed Nawaz Sharif (above) on matter pertaining to security of Pakistan cricket team during its visit to India to participate in T20 World Cup © Getty Images

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to ensure foolproof security of Pakistan cricket team in India. Nisar Ali briefed Sharif on matter pertaining to security of Pakistan cricket team during its visit to India to participate in T20 World Cup, Radio Pakistan reported. Sharif directed that a team be sent to New Delhi to report on security measures in India to help take the final decision in this regard. He also sought report from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on poor performance of the team in Asia Cup. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC World T20 2o16, Match 19 at Dharamsala

Pakistan will assess on ground the security measures in place ahead of the forthcoming World T20 in India before clearing the participation of its team in the cricket tournament later this month, an official said. A statement from the prime minister’s office on Friday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali to “send a team to India” to assess the security measures for the national cricket team before they participate in the World Twenty20 championship in the neighbouring country.

The prime minister kept the decision of sending the national team to India on hold till the report of the team was submitted. “The final decision on whether Pakistan’s cricket team will fly to India will be made after a report is submitted by the ‘security team’,” the statement said. In a meeting with the interior minister at the PM House, Sharif directed him to ensure “fool-proof security measures for the team in coordination with the Pakistani high commissioner in Delhi”.