Pakistani players celebrate a wicket in 4th T20I against South Africa.© TBEN
Pakistani cricketers to get visas to compete in T20 World Cup in India in October, BCCI Supreme Council announced by board secretary Jay Shah following “government assurances” . Shah told the board in a videoconference meeting on Friday, where it was also decided that the mega-event would take place at nine venues, with Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium hosting the final.
The other locations are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamsala and Lucknow.
“The visa issue for the Pakistani cricket team has been settled. However, it is still unclear whether supporters can cross the border to watch the matches,” an Apex Council member told PTI. on condition of anonymity.
“This will be decided in due course. However, we had promised ICC that this would be settled. The secretary announced this at the meeting.”
India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket for nearly a decade now due to diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
Pakistan has demanded assurances from the ICC that visas will be granted to its players for the 16-team show, which will complete seven editions this year.
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