NEW DELHI: Spokesman for Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup on Thursday warned Pakistan against not sending its cricket team to India for World T20 over security concerns.
According to the Indian media, Swarup said all possible security arrangements are in place for holding the mega cricketing event in India and there was no excuse for not sending Pakistan team to participate in it.
The statement comes soon after Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar ruled out Pakistani cricket team’s departure to India until the Indian government comes up with a public assurance to provide fool-proof security to the team.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Chaudhry Nisar said Pakistan-specific threats were issued in India, therefore, the Indian authorities should come forward and give fool-proof security assurance for Pakistani team in public.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister West Bengal Mamata Banerjee promised full security for Pakistan team.
Earlier, Indian State Minister for Home Kiren Rajiju said that the government was ready to provide additional security to Pakistan team. However, he added issuing a written assurance in this regard was not possible.