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  • Indian authorities assures BCCI that Pakistan cricket staff will get visas for the T20 World Cup.
  • Indian board was given an April 30 deadline by ICC to furnish in-writing affirmation from the federal government to challenge visas.
  • Match scheduled to be performed in October-November this yr.

ISLAMABAD: Amid reviews of backdoor talks between rival international locations India and Pakistan in UAE, the Indian authorities has agreed to points visas and safety cowl to the Pakistan cricket staff through the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to happen in October-November this yr.

The Board of Management for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) council was instructed Friday that the Indian authorities has given an all-clear to challenge visas to the Pakistan squad and sports activities scribes for the mega occasion.

The T20 World Cup was initially scheduled to be held in Australia in 2020 however was shifted to India for October 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn extra: T20 World Cup in India might not go ‘as per plan’, says ICC chief

Regardless of many reminders by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the BCCI was unable to furnish the Indian authorities’s no-objection certificates on well timed issuance of visas to the Pakistan staff.

Nevertheless, a number of weeks again, the BCCI consultant attending the ICC digital assembly confirmed constructive talks with their authorities.

The BCCI was given an April 30 deadline by the ICC to furnish in-writing affirmation from the Indian authorities to challenge visas to the Pakistan staff.

Learn extra: PCB seeks written assure from ICC for Indian visas for T20 World Cup 2021

It’s believed that the assure letter will probably be submitted to the ICC inside the subsequent few days. Nevertheless, there was no determination on accommodating Pakistani spectators as but.

In accordance with an Indian media report, the BCCI has additionally finalised 9 venues the place world T20 matches will probably be held, with Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium internet hosting the ultimate.

The opposite venues are in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Dharamsala, the report stated.

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