DDCA finds itself in a tricky situation April 1, 2005

Indian government says Delhi ODI should go on

Cricinfo staff

The Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) has found itself in a tricky situation over hosting the final India-Pakistan one-dayer after the Indian government said security concerns could be overcome and that the match should be played as scheduled. "All requisite security arrangements will be in place for holding the one-day match at the ground," a home ministry spokesman is quoted as saying by The Business Standard newspaper. "There is no reason why the match should be called off due to security considerations."

The report further quotes a source as saying that MK Narayanan, the national security advisor, had spoken to Shivraj Patil, the home minister, regarding this matter, and that there was no security problem as was being suggested by the Delhi District Cricket Association. Further, the report adds that Manmohan Singh, the prime minister, was looking forward to meeting Pervez Musharaff, whose presence at the match was the reason the DDCA brought up the security issue in the first place.