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The Indian government has decided to grant visas to the Pakistan cricketers for the 2021 T20 World Cup. The secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah informed the Apex Council about the government’s decision on giving visas to the Pakistan players.
As a result, the Pakistan cricket team will have no difficulty in travelling to India for the ICC T20 World Cup in October.
"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.” a council member told PTI.
“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.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had previously requested a written assurance from the International Cricket Council (ICC) that India would issue their players visas for the T20 World Cup. Mani stated that Pakistan would participate in the tournament with complete protocols, or the event would be moved to a different venue.
Due to conflicts between the two nations, India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket for nearly a decade; Pakistan last toured the country for a bilateral series in 2012.