The Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has stated that the Pakistan national team will not be given clearance to depart for India until the Indian government gives a public assurance of safety in the ICC World Twenty20.
Pakistan have ruled out playing their ICC World Twenty20 match against India in Dharamsala on 19th March after a three-man security team expressed their dissatisfaction with the security arrangements at the venue.
Three of the five World Cups have been won by sub-continental teams. There is a good chance the sixth edition of the tournament that goes underway from 8th March will also be won by a sub-continental team, hosts India.
A solid knock of 60 runs from Shikhar Dhawan and a fluent 28-ball 41 from Virat Kohli set up India's chase of 121 runs before MS Dhoni finished the rain-curtailed 15-over game in style to seal an eight-wicket win against Bangladesh in the final of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur and secure their sixth title.
After restricting United Arab Emirates to 81 for nine in 20 overs, India made short work of the target by chasing it down in 10.1 overs, securing a massive nine wicket victory in the ninth match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Shashank Manohar has assured adequate security for the Pakistan team in Dharamsala during their match against India in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
Riding on the back of a flamboyant fifty from Virat Kohli and a boundary studded cameo from Yuvraj Singh, India chased down Sri Lanka's target of 139 runs in 19.2 overs to secure a five-wicket in the seventh match of the 2016 Asia Cup which helped them secure a place in the final of the tournament.