Several cricket fans of Indian origin were on Wednesday stopped from entering the Dubai Sports City Stadium to watch a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match.
They were, however, allowed to enter the stadium later. before being allowed in.
Amidst prevailing tension between the two nations, the news of two Indian nationals being stopped from entering the stadium spread like a wildfire. It was later clarified that they that the duo was allowed to enter the premises after initial obstruction.
An official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the custodians of the tournament, later clarified that they had nothing to do with the incident as the security of the entire stadium was under the control of the local police.
“We came to know about the incident and after discussions, they were allowed into the stadium to watch the match as they had valid tickets,” the official said.
Tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
Soon after the Pulwama incident, an Indian company producing the PSL matches had withdrawn from its contract.