ICC shifts Pak-In­dia World T20 venue to Kolkata

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Ow­ing to se­cu­rity con­cerns, the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) on Wed­nes­day moved the venue for In­di­aPak­istan World T20 match to Kolkata from Dharam­sala, which is sched­uled to take place on March 19. The ICC made a for­mal an­nounce­ment at a hur­riedly con­vened press con­fer­ence in New Delhi.

"The de­ci­sion has been taken to re­lo­cate the In­di­aPak­istan match from Dharam­sala to Kolkata for se­cu­rity rea­sons," chief ex­ec­u­tive of the cricket's gov­ern­ing body, David Richard­son, told re­porters. "The bot­tom line is ... se­cu­rity is paramount and it's a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion, not one that we wanted to make be­cause we wanted to stick with the orig­i­nal plan but one we've been forced into."

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