World T20: Pakistan should not play in Dharamsala, says Imran Khan

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Karachi, March 6: Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan feels that the national cricket team should not play its scheduled World Twenty20 match against India in Dharamsala on March 19 given the "hateful statements and resistance" shown by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

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According to "Dawn News", Imran told the media today (March 6) that he was disappointment with the statements issued by the Chief Minister.

A file photo of HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala

"The statement by the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister is an irresponsible one and is totally against the standards of hospitality and hosting. The Chief Minister's statements clearly promote hate," said Imran. (BCCI hopeful of Ind-Pak game in Dharamsala)

"Amid this situation, I don't believe the Pakistan team should play at Himachal Pradesh," he added.

Virbhadra Singh had earlier expressed inability to provide security for the match between India and Pakistan in the wake of objections raised by the Kangra-based families of martyrs and ex-servicemen, who consider hosting Pakistan as an "insult" to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pathankot airbase terror attack in January.


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