During the T20 World Cup in October-November this year, the Indian government has agreed to grant visas and provide security cover to the Pakistan cricket team. The Indian government has issued the green light to grant visas to the Pakistan squad and sports scribes for the mega case, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) council on Friday. The T20 World Cup was supposed to be held in Australia in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was moved to India in October 2021.
The BCCI was unable to provide the Indian government with a letter of approval for the timely issuance of visas to the Pakistan team despite repeated reminders from the Pakistan Cricket Board. However, a BCCI representative who attended the ICC virtual meeting a few weeks ago mentioned having positive discussions with their government.
The ICC has provided the BCCI until April 30 to provide written confirmation from the Indian government that visas will be issued to the Pakistan team. The assurance letter is expected to be sent to the ICC within the next few days. The Pakistan cricket team, led by Babar Azam, will have no trouble traveling to India for the ICC World T20 in October, as the Indian government has agreed to issue visas to players from the neighboring country.
The BCCI president, Jay Shah, is said to have notified the Apex Council of the government's decision to grant visas to Pakistani players. India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series for many years now due to political tension between the two countries.