PCB to push for T20 World Cup relocation if not assured of visas by India

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday mentioned it needs written assurance from India for visas for its nationwide staff, followers, officers and journalists by March for the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in India in October-November failing which they may push the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) to maneuver the occasion to United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“We are going to wait until March this 12 months for visa assurance in writing as per [what] ICC instructed us earlier. In any other case, we’ll enchantment for change of venue to the UAE,” mentioned PCB chairman Ehsan Mani whereas talking to the media on Saturday.

“We’re not in search of written assurance for the visas of the nationwide staff solely, however [also] for the followers, officers and journalists as effectively,” added Mani.

The PCB chairman lashed out at Cricket Australia for refusing to tour South Africa because of Covid-19 pandemic regardless of being promised a decent bio-secure setting.

“There’s a want to alter the ‘Huge Three’ mindset. On the peak of the virus in England in the summertime of 2020, the Pakistan males’s staff toured England.”

He added that had Pakistan and West Indies not toured England, it will have value England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) round three.5 million kilos.

“Equally, had India not travelled to Australia it will have made Cricket Australia face heavy losses,” added Mani

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