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UAE could host India vs Pakistan World T20 clash

The ICC World T20 is less than a month away and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still unsure about its participation over security fears.

Meanwhile, the UAE has emerged as an ideal venue to host Pakistan's matches if Islamabad does not allow its cricket team to tour India for the World Twenty20 next month.

India host the ICC World Twenty20 from March 8 to April 3 but Pakistan's participation is subject to government clearance as there are specific threats, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said.

Pakistan's cricket chief Khan said a proposal was given during the ICC Board meeting in Dubai last week to play their World Twenty20 matches on neutral venues and UAE has emerged as the favourite destination.

The marquee Super 10 Group 2 clash of the World Twenty20 between India and Pakistan is scheduled to take place at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala on Saturday March 19.

However, it remains to be seen whether the Indian cricket board (BCCI) will agree to this proposal having backed out of bilateral series against Pakistan scheduled to be staged in the UAE in December.