Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ehsan Mani on Sunday has said that Pakistan demanded written assurances from India on the safety and visas of every stakeholder for the participation in T20 World Cup.
Mani said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its contingency plan made UAE a back-up option, if India failed to host the tournament for any reason later.
"Our government has never told us that we can't play (in India)," Mani told reporters in Karachi.
He further said that they have agreed with the ICC that they are going to participate and can't contravene that.
"I have clearly said we need a written assurance from the India government that not only our team and squad's visas, we also need visas for fans, journalists and the board officials," he added.
Given the strained relationship between India and Pakistan, the ICC has been working together with the boards to obtain assurances for Pakistan's participation.