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Virbhadra Singh said never refused security to India-Pakistan match

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Shimla, March 10 (The News)

A day after the India-Pakistan World T20 match was moved out of Himachal Pradesh because of security reasons, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said today that the state had never declined to give security to the match.He said the choice to move the match from Dharamsala to Kolkata was that of the International Cricket Council.

Hammering Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur for raking up the issue after the mov

ng of the match venue, the boss priest said the state had at no time communicated its powerlessness to give security to the match.He cleared up that the state government had passed on in such manner even to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

The boss pastor said the state had been giving security to such matches in the past and was additionally doing it for the matches of the continuous T20 World Cup competition also.The ICC on Wednesday migrated the India-Pakistan bunch stage match, to be played on March 19, from Dharamsala to Kolkata refering to security reasons.

Mr Singh said it was completely ludicrous with respect to Mr Thakur, additionally a BJP official from the state, to politicize the issue and accuse the state government for moving the venue.He said the state ex-servicemen association, and relatives of the saints of Kargil War and of the late Pathankot assault saints were against the facilitating of the match in Dharamsala.

The Congress pioneer said h

he had even exhorted Mr Thakur to approach the relatives of the saints and the ex-servicemen and look for their bolster so that the right environment could be made in front of the match.He said even senior BJP pioneers, including previous boss pastor Shanta Kumar, who is additionally an official, were against the holding of the match and had passed on his disdain in keeping in touch with the executive and to him.

He said that as opposed to respecting the assessments of local people, Mr Thakur was refusing to accept responsibility for the issues at hand which demonstrated that cash was more critical for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, which Mr Thakur is heading, than the conclusions of the groups of the martyrs.The HPCA’s masterpiece stadium, 250 km from state capital Shimla, has a 25,000-seat limit, other than a world-class indoor stadium involving video examination offices, a club lounge, eatery, bar and feast corridor.

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