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Pak cricketers, officials to get Indian visas for blind World Cup

Source: PTI
Last updated on: December 06, 2022 22:25 IST
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IMAGE: Pakistan finished second in the last T20 World Cup for the Blind. Photograph: Files

The Union home ministry has cleared the issuance of visas to 34 players and officials of the Pakistan blind cricket team for the World Cup in India, ministry officials said.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) in a statement had claimed that the team could not get visa clearances from the Indian external affairs ministry.

 

“This unfortunate incident has left the Pakistan blind cricket team in the lurch,” the PBCC said in a statement.

"Our counterpart Blind Cricket Association in India pleaded with their government for Pakistan's clearance but nothing was heard," the PBCC said.

"This discriminating act will have serious consequences on global blind cricket as we at World Blind Cricket will take stern action against them and may not allow India to host future International events.”

India, Bangladesh, Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa and Pakistan are scheduled to play in the ongoing tournament from December 5-17.

Matches will be played in Faridabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Indore and Bengaluru where the final will be held.

Pakistan finished second in the last T20 World Cup for the Blind.

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