A two-member security team from Pakistan arrived in India, Monday, to make a security assessment, ahead of the ICC World T20 2016.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the country's interior ministry last week to send a team to India to find out if the security for the Pakistan cricket team is what is required for the Twenty20 event. Sharif said only after judging the report of the Pakistan security team will he give a green signal to the cricket team to participate in the competition.
After some initial issues during their immigration at the Attari Border, the security team, comprising the director of the Federal Investigation Agency and a Pakistan Cricket Board member, were finally cleared following an intervention by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). They are now reportedly headed to the Dharamsala to start their inspection program.
India and Pakistan are scheduled to clash swords, March 19 in Dharamsala in the ICC World T20.
"We would like to proceed further. You know the reason why we have come here," an official from the two-member Pak security team was quoted by the IANS.
The report claimed that the duo will be joined by a Pakistani High Commission official in New Delhi, and they will also meet Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and police officers in Dharamsala.
They will be submitting their report to the Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, who along with Nawaz Sharif will assess the report. If they find everything is OK, only then will they give a green signal to the Pakistan cricket team to travel to India for the ICC World T20 2016.