Himachal not to charge security fees for South Africa T-20 cricket match


Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Saturday the state would not charge any security fee from the BCCI for a T20 international match to be played at the Dharamsala stadium on October 2.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur, who is also president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), has invited the chief minister for the match.

Accepting the invitation to attend T-20 between India and South Africa in the state, an official statement quoting Singh said the fees for providing security to the players would be exempted.

Earlier, the government said it would charge for providing security to any cricket match that was commercial.

Dharamsala has earlier hosted international match between India and England on January 27, 2013.

Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.