The ongoing five-match T20I series between India and West Indies has been under limelight for various reasons apart from just cricket. While both the teams have delivered quite a competitive cricket in the first three matches of the series, off-the field development is equally interesting and rare.
After the second T20I was delayed due to late arrival of luggage on August 1, the players too had to bear the repercussions of it. Now the fresh reports indicate that players of both the teams have not got visa clearance for US (Florida), where the last two matches of the series are scheduled to take place.
Reports have further informed that players will travel to Georgetown, Guyana on Wednesday (August 3), as appointments have been scheduled with them at the American Embassy.
Cricbuzz quoted CWI President Ricky Skerritt claiming that US Visa entry appointments are booked for Wednesday in Guyana. “All the relevant applications, etc. have been done. Beyond that, we have no control. But we are optimistic,” CWI President Ricky Skerritt said.
While, the remaining two matches are scheduled in Florida, and Miami, the Cricket West Indies is also looking for alternative arrangements. Source-based reports have mentioned Trinidad as the most likely alternative but CWI President didn’t made any comment on that possible development.
“Let’s keep things at that for now. We have informed the same message to all the commercial stakeholders to the series. The CWI will not fly the Indian team to Guyana unless it is not confident of getting the clearance,” a source was quoted in Cricbuzz reported.