With the arch rivals India and Pakistan clashing off for the third time in the ICC World T20 2016, Super 10 Round 2, Match 19 at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata, the hypes and predictions have all started pouring in. Meanwhile, the official broadcaster Star Sports on Tuesday launched the promo ad for the upcoming high voltage clash, in their epic ‘Mauka Mauka’ campaign. This is the first time following the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, that the hugely successful ‘Mauka Mauka’ ad is back to entertain the viewers and generate the all imprtant interest ahead of the crucial tie.

Meanwhile, India has denied seven Pakistani diplomats permission to visit Kolkata for the high-voltage World T20 encounter between India and Pakistan on March 19, an official at the Pakistan High Commission said on Tuesday. Terming the development as unfortunate, the official, who wished not to be named, said the diplomats intended to boost the morale of their cricket team.  “It is unfortunate that India, despite being the host of the World Cup, is refusing to fulfil its obligations and creating hurdles,” he said. The official told IANS that appropriate steps will be taken and “Indian deputy high commissioner in Islamabad will also be summoned”.

Also, a thick security blanket has been thrown around the Eden Gardens and the hotel, where the Pakistan cricket team has been put up, in view of threat to the March 19 India-Pakistan World Twenty20 match. The massive security bandobast has been thrown around the cricket venue and hotels where the teams, particularly the Pakistan team, are staying, Kolkata Police sources said on Sunday. Plain clothed police personnel and intelligence sleuths have also been deployed in greater number in various places throughout the city, the sources said, reported PTI.