BCCI to present written assurance on Pakistan gamers’ visa for T20 World Cup by March, ICC tells PCB
Karachi: PCB chairman Ehsan Mani stated the ICC has assured them it should get a written assurance from the BCCI by subsequent month that each one its gamers, officers, followers and journalists might be issued visas for the World T20 Cup to be held in India.
On Sunday, Mani additionally stated that the Asia Cup scheduled to be held in June this 12 months in Sri Lanka will must be postponed if India qualifies for the World Take a look at Championships closing.
“I’ve knowledgeable the board that the BCCI was supposed to present us visa assurances by thirty first December however that did not occur as a result of their President, Sourav Ganguly was twice hospitalised,” he stated at a media convention right here.
“However I’ve now once more taken up this matter with the ICC and am in contact with them. I even have one other digital convention with them tomorrow on this difficulty. The ICC has advised us that we are going to get our written affirmation by the tip of subsequent month.”
The PCB chief stated it was their proper to demand this assurance and nobody can preserve Pakistan out of the World Cup.
“Both we might be going to the World T20 with full protocols or it must be moved elsewhere,” he stated whereas insisting that the PCB needed written assurances that India will difficulty visas for Pakistan group, followers and journalists.
To a query about whether or not the World T20 might be shifted to a impartial venue at this late stage, Mani stated granting visas for Pakistani nationals was not the one difficulty confronting the Indian board.
“There’s additionally the issue of tax exemption to the ICC for the occasion and the COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs. The ICC has already in a contingency planning determined the World T20 can be moved to UAE if want arose,” he stated.
Mani additionally stated if India qualifies for the WTC closing it might be not possible for the Asia Cup to be held this 12 months as deliberate resulting from a conflict of dates.
“The way in which issues look most likely the Asia Cup might be postponed till 2023,” he stated.
The World Take a look at Championship closing is slated at Lord’s from 18-22 June.
India wants not less than a draw within the fourth and closing Take a look at in opposition to England within the ongoing four-Take a look at collection to arrange a conflict with New Zealand within the World Take a look at Championship closing.
Pakistan was to initially host the Asia Cup however surrendered it to Sri Lanka after issues over India not having the ability to tour Pakistan for the event.
Mani additionally made it clear that Pakistan had no issues with the World T20 being held in India however simply needed to be completely positive that there aren’t any issues with issuance of visas for its group, officers, followers and journalists nearer to the event.
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