Pakistani cricketers will be granted visas to participate in the T20 World Cup in India in October, the BCCI Supreme Council announced by Board Secretary Jay Shah following “government assurances.”
Shah told the board in a videoconference meeting on Friday, where it was also decided that the mega-event would take place at nine venues, with Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium hosting the final.
The other locations are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamsala and Lucknow.
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“The Pakistan cricket team visa issue has been resolved. However, it is still not clear whether supporters can cross the border to watch the games, ”an Apex Council member told PTI on condition of anonymity.
“It will be decided in due course. However, we had promised ICC that it would be sorted. The secretary announced at the meeting.
India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket for nearly a decade now due to diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
Pakistan has demanded assurances from the ICC that visas will be granted to its players for the 16-team show, which will complete seven editions this year.