No special treatment for Pakistani cricketers: India
India responded to Pakistan on Thursday after the latter asked for security assurance for the Men in Green during the World Cup which is set to take place in the neighbouring country.
The Ministry of External Affairs of India’s official spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, said that there will be no special treatment for the Pakistan team.
Last week, Pakistan’s government gave a green signal to the national team to participate in World Cup to be held in India in October-November this year.
“Pakistan has consistently maintained that sports should not be mixed with politics. It has, therefore, decided to send its Cricket Team to India to participate in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had stated in a press release.
However, the foreign ministry expressed concerns over security for the national team in India.
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign on October 6 against the Netherlands at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.