Friday, May 24

Pakistan Cricket Team Gets Visas for ODI World Cup in India: ICC Confirms

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Pakistan cricket team has received visas to participate in the upcoming ODI World Cup in India. This news ensures that Pakistan’s participation in the tournament is secure, and fans can look forward to seeing them compete on the cricketing world’s biggest stage.

After a long wait, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally granted visas to the Pakistan cricket team for the upcoming World Cup in India. This comes after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expressed concerns about the delay in visa issuance, which had affected the team’s preparations for the tournament.

 

Pakistan Cricket Team Gets Visas for ODI World Cup in India: ICC Confirms
Pakistan Cricket Team Gets Visas for ODI World Cup in India: ICC Confirms

 

“Visas have now been issued to the Pakistan team,” confirmed an ICC spokesperson, providing some relief to the cricketing community. PCB spokesperson Umar Farooq also confirmed that they have been instructed to collect the team’s passports from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

It’s important to note that India and Pakistan have suspended bilateral cricket series due to strained political relations, only competing against each other in multi-team events like the World Cup and Asia Cup.

Expressing their frustration, Farooq highlighted the “unfair treatment” faced by the Pakistan team and the significant delay in securing Indian visas for the World Cup. The PCB had raised concerns with the ICC regarding this matter.

The uncertainty surrounding the visa issue had cast a shadow over Pakistan’s preparations for the tournament. The team is scheduled to arrive in India on Wednesday and will play two warm-up matches before their World Cup campaign officially begins against the Netherlands on October 6.

One of the most anticipated clashes in the tournament is the India-Pakistan encounter scheduled for October 14 in Ahmedabad. It’s worth noting that India had declined to tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup, opting to play their matches in Sri Lanka instead.


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