Pakistan wants India match shifted out of Dharamsala

Members of a Pakistan security delegation inspected the preparations in Dharamsala on Monday © AFP

Pakistan have asked the ICC for a change of venue of their World T20 match against India, scheduled to be held in Dharamsala on March 19, after receiving a report from its three-man delegation that ‘security is not assured’ at the venue. ESPNcricinfo has learned that the report was handed over to the board and Pakistan’s federal interior minister, Chaudary Nisar, after which it was decided that the Pakistan team would not travel to India on Wednesday as scheduled.

The PCB had, earlier on Tuesday, written to the ICC chief executive David Richardson asking to consider an alternative venue for the marquee match on March 19. It’s understood to have proposed Kolkata or Mohali as a replacement for Dharamsala.

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Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo’s Pakistan correspondent. @kalson

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