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India assures full security to Pak team in World T20

NEW DELHI: Indian government has assured full security to Pakistan cricket team in World Cup Twenty20 after hard-line Hindu nationalists threaten to dig up pitch if Pakistan play in India.

Speaking to media on Friday, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured foolproof security to Pakistan cricket team.

Indian media quoted Rajnath as saying, “Anyone coming to India will be provided security. There is no doubt about it.”

Following the assurance from Indian home minister publicly, consultation is being held at the interior ministry over the participation of Pakistan team and a decision regarding this would be made shortly.

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan, while talking to Indian media, also confirmed Indian government and BCCI had given security assurance for the team, however, the final decision would be made by Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan.

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