Pakistan are yet to reach India for ICC World T20 2016 © PTI
Pakistan are yet to reach India for ICC World T20 2016 © PTI

Rajnath Singh has assured Pakistan of security when the team during the ICC World T20 2016. The security issues resulted in shifting the much-awaited India-Pakistan match from Dharamsala to Kolkata. Addressing Pakistan’s security concern, the Home Minister has said, “Anyone coming to India will be provided security. There is no doubt about it.” On the other hand, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has accused Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of just making excuses and not wanting to play in India. “The Indian Government’s decision will be important in case of bilateral series between the two nations. In multinational tournament like the World Cup, you cannot say that they do not want to play,” Thakur added. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC World T20I match at Kolkata

It is learnt that PCB officials on Friday met in Islamabad to discuss the security assurances given by the Indian governemnt in New Delhi.

However, with sources coming reveling at present, the final call regarding the departure of the Pakistan team to the host nation for the tournament, is to be taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who would be returning on Friday evening, following a two-day visit from Saudi Arabia, reported NDTV. READ: ICC World T20 2016: Pity if Pakistan pull out, but show must go on

Meanwhile, Thakur continued to blame Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, saying it was due to his irresponsible comments that Pakistan got the opportunity to question India’s ability to provide security. “Pakistan was earlier ready to visit the country. It was because of the irresponsible statements of Himachal CM that the Pakistani team has got excuses to blame India. I want to request Pakistan to stop searching for excuses and come to play in the country,” insisted Thakur.