T20 World Cup: India to grant visas to Pakistan players

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The Board of Control for Cricket successful India (BCCI) has informed the apex assembly that the Indian authorities has agreed to contented visas to the Pakistan cricketers for the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to statesman successful October this year.

Pakistan players aft the palmy completion of the South Africa circuit (Courtesy- Younus Khan Twitter)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian authorities has agreed to contented visas to Pakistan cricketers for T20 World Cup
  • A telephone connected fans travelling from crossed the borderline is yet to beryllium taken
  • The Narendra Modi Stadium successful Ahmedabad volition big the last of T20 World Cup

Babar Azam-ed Pakistan cricket team, volition person nary trouble successful travelling to India for the T20 World Cup successful October arsenic the authorities is acceptable to assistance visas to the players from the neighbouring nation.

It has been learnt that BCCI caput Jay Shah has informed the Apex Council astir government's determination connected giving visas to the Pakistan players.

"The visa contented of Pakistan cricket squad has been sorted. However whether the fans tin question crossed the borderline to ticker matches is inactive not clear," an Apex Council subordinate told PTI.

"It volition beryllium decided successful owed people of time. However we had promised ICC that it volition beryllium sorted. The caput announced during the meeting."

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) main Ehsan Mani had said that the squad would beryllium going to India for T20 World Cup with afloat protocol oregon the tourney beryllium shifted to immoderate different venue. PCB had besides insisted connected a written assurance from ICC that India volition contented the visas connected time.

“I person informed the committee that the BCCI was expected to springiness america visa assurances by 31st December but that didn’t hap due to the fact that their President, Saurav Ganguly was doubly hospitalised,” helium said astatine a media league here.

“But I person present again taken up this substance with the ICC and americium successful interaction with them. I besides person different virtual league with them time connected this issue. The ICC has told america that we volition get our written confirmation by the extremity of adjacent month.”

“Either we volition beryllium going to the World T20 with afloat protocols oregon it volition person to beryllium moved elsewhere,” helium said portion insisting that the PCB wanted written assurances that India volition contented visas for Pakistan team, fans and journalists.

India and Pakistan person not played bilateral bid for galore years present owed to governmental hostility betwixt 2 countries.

The BCCI has besides zeroed successful connected 9 venues wherever World T20 volition beryllium held with Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium hosting the final.

The different venues are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Dharamsala.

(With input from PTI)

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