Pakistan Cricket Team faces serious security threats in India in World Cup: Indian media

Pakistan Cricket Team faces serious security threats in India in World Cup: Indian media

The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has expressed concerns about the security arrangements for the World Cup warm-up game scheduled for September 29 between Pakistan and New Zealand. They have formally requested a rescheduling of this match due to impending security challenges.

The primary cause for concern arises from the simultaneous occurrence of the Ganesh Visarjan and Milan-Un-Nabi festivals, both culminating on September 28. These celebrations will necessitate the deployment of a substantial number of police officers, raising doubts about the availability of adequate security personnel for the cricket match.

In an effort to address this issue, the HCA has taken the initiative to communicate their apprehensions to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) executives via email. However, as of now, there has been no response from the BCCI regarding the requested rescheduling.

Furthermore, the concerns surrounding security extend beyond this warm-up game. Local authorities had informally approached both the BCCI and the International Cricket Council (ICC) last month, urging them to consider rescheduling the World Cup games scheduled for October 9 and 10.

They cited their inability to ensure sufficient security for both matches. The police have conveyed that they will struggle to provide adequate protection for the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka game on October 10 if the New Zealand vs. Netherlands match goes ahead as planned on October 9.

Despite these ongoing concerns raised by the HCA and local authorities, the BCCI has yet to make any adjustments to the game schedules, leaving the status of these matches uncertain