After a period of uncertainty, the visa issue concerning the Pakistan cricket team’s participation in the ICC Cricket World Cup in India has finally resolved. Indian visas have been officially granted to the Pakistani squad, ending weeks of concerns and discussions.
Delays and Concerns
The journey to obtaining Indian visas had faced significant delays, leading to uncertainties surrounding the team’s departure for the World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had been in contact with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to address the issues and delays, especially in obtaining the crucial No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian government.
In the latest update, Umar Farooq, the spokesperson for the PCB, confirmed that players instructed to collect their passports from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The team successfully retrieved all 33 passports from the commission.
Ready to Play
With the visa matter resolved, the Pakistan cricket team is now ready to embark on their journey to India. Their first warm-up match has scheduled against New Zealand in Hyderabad on September 29.
This positive development marks the end of a challenging period and ensures that the Pakistan cricket team can fully participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.