The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has knowledgeable the apex council that the Indian authorities has agreed to difficulty visas to the Pakistan cricketers and the touring media for the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held within the nation later this yr.
Whereas the small print are nonetheless being labored out, the apex council members had been knowledgeable that the Board has acquired a nod from the federal government over the visas, regardless that a name on the followers can be taken by the ministry sooner or later.
A couple of weeks in the past, the BCCI had knowledgeable has knowledgeable the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) about constructive talks round visa ensures for the groups, which can be that includes within the T20 World Cup – scheduled to be held later this yr.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani had given ultimatum that the BCCI ought to give readability on the visa approval for Pakistan group for the event by March 31 and on April 1, the ICC in a press release after the ICC Board and Committee conferences confirmed that the matter ought to be resolved inside a month.
“Since it’s an ICC occasion, the federal government has accredited the visa course of for the gamers and the media. Extra discussions will happen over the following few months,” a Board official, who was a part of Friday’s apex council assembly, mentioned.
9 venues shortlisted; closing in Ahmedabad
Whereas the destiny of the event can be determined by the ICC later, preserving the COVID-19 state of affairs in thoughts, the BCCI has began planning for the event and has requested 9 venues to be prepared. A closing name can be taken later. As of now, Ahmedabad is ready to host the ultimate. The opposite venues are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamsala, Kolkata and Lucknow.