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India is set to host the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 50-over World Cup and with bilateral relations between the two nations at an all-time low, the Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] has asked the International Cricket Council [ICC] to get a written assurance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] that there will be no issues as far as issuance of visa is concerned.
“Security will not be an issue for Pakistan”- Aakash Chopra
Reacting on the same, Aakash Chopra feels that Pakistan does not need to worry about security if they do get the clearance to travel to India.
“Security will not be an issue for Pakistan whenever they come to India for the T20 World Cup, that is guaranteed. Security assurance will be provided to them” Aakash Chopra said on Swera Pasha’s Youtube show Cricast.
“The BCCI is not reacting on this at the moment because there is no need to say anything right now because nobody knows what is going to happen in the near future due to the coronavirus crisis,” he added.
“Let there be some confirmation on the T20 World Cup first then all these concerns of safety and security can be addressed,” Aakash Chopra said.
“There is still a lot of time for the tournament to happen but whenever Pakistan comes to India, definitely assurance will be given. Security will be provided and Pakistan team will be safe in India,” he added.
The bilateral relations between India and Pakistan are at an all-time low following the dastardly Pulwama terror attack last year. India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series back in 2013 when Pakistan traveled to play a series of white-ball internationals. Since then, both sides have only met in ICC events or multi-nation tournaments like the Asia Cup.