Pakistan Cricket Team to receive visas from India for T20 World Cup

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Pakistan Cricket Team celebrating after defeating South Africa

The Pakistani cricket team is ready for the ICC T20 World Cup in October as the Indian government is set to grant visas to the players, several Indian media outlets published on Saturday.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Indian government has agreed to issue visas to Pakistan cricketers for T20 World Cup
  • A call on fans traveling from across the border is yet to be taken
  • The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the final of the T20 World Cup

The Pakistan cricket team, led by Babar Azam, will have no hurdles in travelling to India for the ICC World T20 in October as the government is set to issue visas to the players from the neighbouring nation.

According to a report carried by IndiaToday, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah has informed the Apex Council about the government’s decision on giving visas to the Pakistan players.

“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,” an Apex Council member told Press Trust of India on terms of anonymity, according to the report.

The official added that the matter will be decided in due course. “However we had promised ICC that it will be sorted,” the official said.

Due to rising political tensions in the past years, Pakistan and India have not yet had a bilateral series.

The BCCI has also zeroed in on nine venues where World T20 will be held with Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium hosting the final.

The other venues are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Dharamsala.

ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule

T20 2020 World cup postpone due to the Covid-19 until 2022 but T20 World Cup 2021 schedule should be similar as below.

Match No
Date
Teams
Round
Group
1 18-Oct-21 Sri Lanka vs Ireland First Round Group A
2 18 October 2021 Papua New Guinea vs Oman First Round Group A
3 19-Oct-21 Bangladesh vs Namibia First Round Group B
4 19-Oct-21 Netherlands vs Scotland First Round Group B
5 20-Oct-21 Ireland vs Oman First Round Group A
6 20-Oct-21 Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea First Round Group A
7 21-Oct-21 Namibia vs Scotland First Round Group B
8 21-Oct-21 Bangladesh vs Netherlands First Round Group B
9 22-Oct-21 Papua New Guinea vs Ireland First Round Group A
10 22-Oct-21 Sri Lanka vs Oman First Round Group A
11 23-Oct-21 FriNetherlands vs Namibia First Round Group B
12 23-Oct-21 Bangladesh vs Scotland First Round Group B
13 24-Oct-21 Australia vs Pakistan Super 12 Group 1
14 24-Oct-21 India vs South Africa Super 12 Group 2
15 25-Oct-21 TBC vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
16 25-Oct-21 New Zealand vs West Indies Super 12 Group 1
17 26-Oct-21 Afghanistan vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
18 26-Oct-21 England vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
19 27-Oct-21 New Zealand vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
20 28-Oct-21 Afghanistan vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
21 28-Oct-21 Australia vs West Indies Super 12 Group 1
22 29-Oct-21 Pakistan vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
23 29-Oct-21 India vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
24 30-Oct-21 FriEngland vs South Africa Super 12 Group 2
25 30-Oct-21 West Indies vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
26 31-Oct-21 New Zealand vs Pakistan Super 12 Group 1
27 31-Oct-21 Australia vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
28 01-Nov-21 Afghanistan vs South Africa Super 12 Group 2
29 01-Nov-21 India vs England Super 12 Group 2
30 02-Nov-21 TBC vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
31 02-Nov-21 New Zealand vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
32 03-Nov-21 Pakistan vs West Indies Super 12 Group 1
33 04-Nov-21 Australia vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
34 04-Nov-21 Afghanistan vs England Super 12 Group 2
35 05-Nov-21 South Africa vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
36 05-Nov-21 India vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
37 06-Nov-21 FriPakistan vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
38 06-Nov-21 Australia vs New Zealand Super 12 Group 1
39 07-Nov-21 England vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
40 07-Nov-21 West Indies vs TBC Super 12 Group 1
41 08-Nov-21 South Africa vs TBC Super 12 Group 2
42 08-Nov-21 India vs Afghanistan Super 12 Group 2
Match No
Date
Teams
Semi-Final|Final
1 11 November 2021 TBC vs TBC 1st Semi-Final
2 12 November 2021 TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi-Final
3 15 November 2021 TBC vs TBC Final

Note: T20 World Cup 2021 schedule is yet to announce officially, keep watching this space for updates.