ICC to get assurance from BCCI by March regarding our World T20 visas: Ehsan Mani


PCB chairman Ehsan Mani stated the ICC has assured them it is going to get a written assurance from the BCCI by subsequent month that each one its gamers, officers, followers and journalists shall be issued visas for the T20 World 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 want to be postponed if India qualifies for the World Test Championships closing.

“I have informed the board that the BCCI was supposed to give us visa assurances by 31st December but that didn’t happen because their President, Sourav Ganguly was twice hospitalised,” he stated at a media convention right here.

“But I have now again taken up this matter with the ICC and am in touch with them. I also have another virtual conference with them tomorrow on this issue. The ICC has told us that we will get our written confirmation by the end of next month.”

The PCB chief stated it was their proper to demand this assurance and nobody can hold Pakistan out of the World Cup.

“Either we will be going to the World T20 with full protocols or it will have to be moved elsewhere,” he stated whereas insisting that the PCB wished written assurances that India will problem visas for Pakistan staff, 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 problem confronting the Indian board.

“There is also the problem of tax exemption to the ICC for the event and the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The ICC has already in a contingency planning decided the World T20 can also be moved to UAE if need arose,” he stated.

Mani additionally stated if India qualifies for the WTC closing it might be inconceivable for the Asia Cup to be held this 12 months as deliberate due to a conflict of dates.

“The way things look most probably the Asia Cup will be postponed until 2023,” he stated.

The World Test Championship closing is slated at Lord’s from June 18-22.

India wants a minimum of a draw within the fourth and closing Test in opposition to England within the ongoing four-Test collection to arrange a conflict with New Zealand within the World Test 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 match.

Mani additionally made it clear that Pakistan had no issues with the World T20 being held in India however simply wished to be completely positive that there aren’t any issues with issuance of visas for its staff, officers, followers and journalists nearer to the match.




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