With immense pressure from Pakistan Cricket Board and for reasons from security angle, the World Twenty20 clash between arch rivals India and Pakistan was shifted to Kolkata from Dharamsala putting an end to the uncertainty over the fate of the match. Incidentally, the decision to relocate the match to the iconic Eden Gardens ground was taken by the ICC, the governing body of world cricket and it is a step in the right direction. It came on the heels of hectic parleys and visit by a Pakistan delegation which had inspected the arrangements at Dharamsala. The match was almost in jeopardy after the Himachal Pradesh government expressed its inability to provide security for the match, leaving no other option for BCCI but act in a bind. The marquee world T-20 match will now played with high security and with capacity crowd watching the game it will be a real thriller all the way.
S Abhishek Ramaswamy
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