October 26, 2021
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first_imgEx-servicemen in Himachal Pradesh have strongly opposed the World Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala on March 19 and asked the BCCI to reconsider the issue, keeping in view the sentiments of families of martyrs and patriots.”Terror and T20 cannot go together and the BCCI must review its decision after the terrorist attack on Pathankot airbase in which two jawans of Himchal Pradesh – Sanjeevan Rana and Jagdish Chand – were killed. It must honour and respect the sentiments of families of martyrs and other patriotic people,” Chairman of Ex-servicemen League Vijay Singh Mankotia said in a statement on Thursday.”By holding the T20 match against Pakistan, the BCCI would be insulting the sacred memory of martyrs and undermining their heroic deeds and sacrifices and we appeal to the BCCI not to heap insult to injury as the patriotism and nationalism of BCCI would also be on test,” Mankotia, a former minister asserted.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said its government will decide over the national teams participation in next months World T20 , to be held in India, within this week.We expect the government to decide on the matter within this week. We are well prepared in case the government gives permission for the team to travel to India. The visa applications for the players and support staff have been processed, which is part of standard procedure,?? PCBs media director Amjad Hussain told PTI.BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had on Wednesday assured the highest possible security to the visiting teams for the mega event in March-April.advertisementlast_img read more