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Pakistan want more security

Pakistan is planning to seek security beef-up for its hockey team now in Delhi for the Feb 28-March 13 World Cup.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2010 00:41 IST

Pakistan is planning to seek security beef-up for its hockey team now in Delhi for the Feb 28-March 13 World Cup.

According to a source in the Pakistan team, the team management is likely to take up the matter at the security briefing in in Nwe Delhi on Thursday.

The Pakistanis, the source said, have some issues regarding the security provided to them while commuting between the team hotel and the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium and it needs to be beefed up.

Pakistan team manager Asif Bajwa, who is also the secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), might broach the subject at the security briefing to be held in the Indian capital at noon on Thursday, the source indicated.

The briefing will be attended by Delhi Police Commissioner, International Hockey Federation (FIH) president and managers of the 12 participating teams.

Following serious security concerns raised by Pakistan and a couple other nations, India had assured foolproof security for them. “What we’ve got here is normal security, something which we would see during any international events back home,” Shahid Ali Khan, the Pakistan coach, told The News from New Delhi.