Mahantesh GK, the president of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), stated on Wednesday that the Pakistan cricket team for the blind will not be coming to India to compete in the upcoming T20 World Cup since the players were unable to obtain their visas in time.
“It has been decided that the Pakistani team would not travel to India. They do not have their visas with them “Wednesday, Mahantesh gave an interview to PTI.
“Pakistan Team has collected passports from Indian High Commission in Islamabad today (7th December 2022) around 2:30 PM after receiving the passport collection e-mail from Indian High Commission,” the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) said in a statement. “However, no visa has been issued to Pakistan team,” the statement continued.
Earlier, clearance was granted to Pakistan’s visually challenged squad by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), but the visa clearance didn’t come on time from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
“The Pakistani Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has granted the green light for the granting of visas to 34 Pakistani players and officials so that they can take part in the Blind Cricket World Cup 2022 that is currently taking place in India.
After conducting an investigation, the MHA has given the all clear to 34 players and officials of Pakistan’s blind cricket team to compete in the World Cup in India “According to the sources cited by the government.