World T20: Congress Wants to Shift India vs Pakistan Match from Dharmasala – Just a couple of Days is left for the big ICC World T20 Championship to begin which is scheduled from 8th of March 2016. This time, the event will be hosted in India for the first time, which is expected to be the grand in itself. It will be the mega event with the total of 58 matches including 35 men’s matches and 23 Women’s Matches to be played in the 27-day tournament in Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru,Dharamsala,Kolkata and Mohali. The Semifinals will be played in Mumbai on 30 and 31st March respectively followed with the Final Match venue on the famous Eden Garden Ground in Kolkata on 3rd April.
Himachal Pradesh CM Denies giving Security to Pakistan Players
Since the venues for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup has been decided by the BCCI, now it is encircled by the controversy regarding the India –Pakistan T20 World Cup which is slated for 19th March at Dharamsala.Himachal Pradesh Congress has raised an objection to the proposed T20 match as they want it to be cancelled or shifted to another venue.
The Himachal Government on Tuesday raised a concerned about this match and since it will be a high voltage match the question arises about the security of the event which is of international importance. The State Government cleared to the BCCI Official that the government is not keen to happen this match at Dharamshala and would not offer any type of Security to Pakistan Players.
Congress Party has strongly opposed and is against the match thereby criticizing the Secretary of BCCI and BJP MP Anurag Thakur for the decision of organizing the Match at Dharamsala.Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee President Mr. Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu cleared that they will not allow Pakistan Players to play the match, and demanded BCCI to either cancel the match or shift it to another State which will be a respect and honor to the sentiments of Families of martyrs in the war.
They also want the clarification from the BJP MP Anurag Thakur on his stand of holding the match at Dharamsala despite the oppositions from the martyrs families and public of the state. Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh has also expressed his concerns with the India-Pakistan match and said he will inform the prime minister about the sentiments of the people.
India-Pakistan match has the history of controversies and oppositions which has repeated this time thereby adding more curiosity and anxiety about it in any manner.