DHARAMSALA: An Indian group has threatened to dig up the pitch of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala to register protest against Pakistan’s cricket team taking part in the World Twenty 20, said report in NDTV website.
India will take on Pakistan during group match of World T20 at 19, March.
The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF), headed by Maninderjeet Singh Bitta spoke against Pakistan’s participation of Pakistan in World Cup hosted by India.
“If the Pakistan team comes to Dharamsala to play against Indian cricket team, we will dig out the pitch in HPCA [Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association] stadium,” said the national president of the AIATF, Virender Shandilya.
“There is a high risk that Pakistani terrorists can enter the area during the match and if Himachal Pradesh government allows the tie, it will be the disrespect towards the martyrs of Pathankot and Pampore,” said Shandilya.
Pakistan government has linked cricket team’s participation to security clearance.
According to statement by PM secretariat, “final decision on whether cricket team will fly to India will be made after a report is submitted by the security team.”