The Board for Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has refused to send the Indian team to Pakistan for the upcoming Emerging Nations Cup. Pakistan will get to stage some international cricket after more than a decade since the 2008 terrorist attacks. India will be playing their games in Sri Lanka with the final also scheduled in Colombo.
Bangladesh, UAE and Hong Kong are grouped with Pakistan for the Karachi leg of the tournament while Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan feature in the other group in Colombo. BCCI’s denial was further illustrated by a PCB official who said India are not ready in any terms and conditions to play in Pakistan again.
“A proper security plan has been prepared for the visiting teams and they will be given top security throughout their stay in Karachi from December 4 to 10″ said the PCB official.
Security of the players has been a very big issue in Pakistan over the past decade with many international players apart from the Indian players have also denied going to the country in the past. Another PCB official on his part said that the Emerging Nations Cup gives Pakistan yet another opportunity to prove that the country is safe enough to play cricket.