India should guarantee visas by March, otherwise demand transfer of World Cup
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani has said that if India does not provide written assurances to issue visas to players and Pakistani spectators by March, they will demand the transfer of this year’s T20 World Cup from India to the UAE.
According to Karak Info, Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani while talking to reporters in Lahore said, “The government has never stopped us from playing in India and Pakistan has assured us that we will play in India but for that we have to. Written assurances will have to be issued for the issuance of visas for board officials, journalists and spectators, including the players.
Ehsan Mani said that India should have given this assurance by the end of December but if visas were not assured by India by March, we would demand from the ICC to move the T20 World Cup to UAE. ۔
The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 was supposed to be played in Australia, but the event was postponed due to the Corona epidemic. According to the new schedule, India will host the T20 World Cup in 2021, while Australia will host the T20 World Cup in 2022.
According to Ehsan Mani, the ICC has an alternative plan to hold the event in the UAE. “If India fails to hold the event for any reason, a global competition will be held in the UAE,” he said.
It may be recalled that the ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled in India in October this year where teams from 16 countries including Pakistan will participate.
Due to tensions between Pakistan and India, the last three-match ODI and three-T20 International series between the two teams was played in India in 2012.
The cricket series between Pakistan and India is at a standstill but both the teams play matches against each other in ICC events.