Pakistan’s visa issues sorted, team cleared to travel for the World Cup

The Pakistani team’s enigmatic visa issues have been handled. The Pakistani World Cup delegation’s visa problem, which stopped them from visiting India, has reportedly been rectified, according to the Cricbuzz website.

On Monday, September 25, in the evening, the International Cricket Council (ICC) that the Indian Government has accepted the Pakistani team’s visas. The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has also informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that the travelling party’s passports are now ready for pickup.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently revealed that they had spoken with the ICC about the situation and that they were concerned about the “extraordinary delay” in acquiring the visas. According to ICC insiders who spoke with this newspaper, the process adhered to accepted administrative procedures.

The delay, according to Cricbuzz, was brought on by the PCB’s submission of an incomplete application. Due to the fact that biometric checks were always necessary, they were not prevented from travelling to Dubai, according to sources. The complicated diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan and the involvement of three Indian ministries, including the ministries of External Affairs and Home, in the acceptance of Pakistani visas, necessitated a 10-day procedure as well.

There was no unique delay with this application because all Pakistani applicants followed the same application process. Take into account the visa delay for Usman Khawaja that occurred this year before the Border-Gavaskar Test series. Khawaja has subsequently become an Australian, although his departure was postponed because of the lengthy application process.

Previously, the PCB said that it had discussed its concerns on what it saw as an inevitable course of action with the ICC. According to PCB spokesman Umar Farooq, the Pakistani team competing in the ICC World Cup has had “extraordinarily long delays” in acquiring authorization and Indian visas. We wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to voice our concerns on Pakistan’s unfair treatment and to remind them of their World Cup-related obligations.

Seeing the Pakistani team battle with uncertainty before a vital game is painful. Our first warm-up game is set for September 29, so the final two days became essential when we reminded them of their obligations for the previous three years. We were compelled to alter our initial plan to host team-building activities in Dubai so that we could fly to India. We were compelled to change our route and make new plane bookings because the success of each of our plans rested on the issuance of visas.

The PCB verified that it had actually received the notification of the visa approval when it arrived. The team will fly to Hyderabad on September 27 at 15:30 PM for their inaugural match and exhibition games.

Pakistan – New Zealand warm-up game to be played behind closed doors

According to the regional security agency’s recommendation, the official World Cup warm-up game between Pakistan and New Zealand, scheduled for September 29 in Hyderabad, will take place behind closed doors. Due to the match’s date and time, which falls on a day when celebrations are in full swing, Hyderabad is anticipated to draw a huge crowd. Fans who purchased game tickets will be given a complete refund.

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