KARACHI (Agencies) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the ICC to ensure foolproof security for its players if they qualify for the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and final slated to be held in India. Pakistan will meet the winners of the last eight match, between India and Australia in the semi-final at Mohali while the World Cup final will be held in Mumbai. "Given the threats made by the Shiv Sena party warning Pakistan about playing in Mumbai and also statements made by some other extremist elements, the board just wants to be sure everything is in place if the team has to play in India," one reliable source told PTI. He said the PCB had contacted the ICC and asked the world body to ensure that Pakistan faced no problems playing in India. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi had initially said that his team would prefer to play its quarterfinal or semi-final out of India because of the pressure involved in playing in front of the Indian crowd. Afridi later retracted his statement saying that Pakistan were willing to play at any venue including India as their main emphasis was on cricket and doing well on the field. Sources said that Pakistan foreign and interior ministries had already been in touch with their Indian counterparts to ensure proper security for the Pakistani players if they have to play in India. "The Indians have also issued visas to around 5000 Pakistanis wishing to travel to India for the World Cup.