Pakistan delegation assess security in India
Opener Shehzad recalled to bolster team after Asia Cup flop
Published: 19:44 March 7, 2016 Gulf News
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Karachi: Pakistan on Monday sent a team to assess security for the World Twenty20 starting in India this week as selectors recalled opener Ahmad Shehzad for the tournament after the side flopped during the Asia Cup.
Pakistan has voiced repeated concern about security for the tournament, and participation could depend on the delegation’s assessment.
The South Asian adversaries have not played a bilateral series for more than three years due to diplomatic tensions.
A senior Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed the delegation had departed and was likely to return Tuesday.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chowdhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday the team would only travel to India if the security assessment was positive. If cleared, they are set to fly on Wednesday.