As a result of political tensions between Pakistan and India, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested written assurances from the Indian authorities and the BCCI that the Pakistan nationwide group, followers, and journalists can be allowed to journey to the nation for the T20 World Cup.
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PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani, confirmed that if the assurances weren’t supplied, PCB will take the matter to the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) and request the occasion to be held within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mani added that it’s the duty of the host board to ensure visa issuance for all of the groups taking part within the match.
Sources near the BCCI have revealed that there was a optimistic improvement on this regard. Indian authorities may present a written assurance for the Pakistan cricket group, their followers, and journalists to journey to the nation. The probability of offering a written assurance has elevated ever because the Pakistan and Indian governments agreed to a ceasefire on the LoC.
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In keeping with a BCCI official, the Indian authorities can have the final say on the visas for the Pakistani contingent and BCCI has no points if they’re granted permission. He added that they’re nonetheless unsure whether or not the followers can be allowed within the stadium because of the COVID-19 state of affairs, but when the ICC permits, they don’t have any drawback with Pakistani followers getting permission to enter the nation.
The World T20 is scheduled to be held in India in October/November, however ICC continues to be uncertain if the match will go forward as deliberate. ICC chief said that it’d show to be a difficult job to host a sixteen-team match throughout a pandemic.