Pakistan Women's team is set to play its matches of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 at the Cuttack Railway ground.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Cup, commencing Jan 31, was earlier scheduled to be held in Mumbai. However, the Pakistani team's matches were shifted to Cuttack following opposition by the Shiv Sena.

In Odisha too, the opposition BJP, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and some smaller political parties have been protesting the proposed staging of matches of the Pakistan team.

"Pakistan players would not be allowed to play anywhere in India, including in Cuttack, in view of the widespread cross-border tension," a protest leader said.