The Indian government is set to grant visas to the players from Pakistan when they travel to India for the ICC World T20 in October. According to reports, BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed the Apex Council about the government’s decision on giving visas to the Pakistan players. As a result, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team will have no difficulty in travelling to India for the World T20.
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“The visa issue of Pakistan cricket team has been sorted. However whether the fans can travel across the border to watch matches is still not clear,” an Apex Council member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“It will be decided in due course of time. However we had promised ICC that it will be sorted. The secretary announced during the meeting.”
India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series for many years now due to political tension between the two neighbouring countries. The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan was held in 2012-13. While MS Dhoni was the captain of Men in Blue, Mohammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq were the captains of Pakistan’s T20I and ODI teams, respectively. The 2-match T20I series ended 1-1 while Pakistan clinched the 3-match ODI series 2-1.