Tensions have boiled India and Pakistan’s ties on all fronts ever since the unforgettable incidents of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. The two Asian giant cricketing countries have not engaged in a bilateral series since the 2012/13 white-ball leg in India. Nevertheless, the Pakistan cricket team has to visit India for the T20 World Cup this year and PCB Chief Ehsan Mani has opened up on the visa’s issues without assuring that have nothing against their neighbors staging the competition.
It emerged last year that India will host the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup and the ICC awarded the year after that to Australia. Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Ehsan Mani called for the relocation of the event and wanted a change in the ‘Big Three’ mindset. But fast forward to the present, Mani has initiated talks about visa issues prevalent during the 2016 ICC World T20 as well.
Ehsan Mani revealed that the BCCI was about to come up with a clear confirmation by the 31st of December regarding their visas. He also clarified that they have no issues with India staging the tournament; however, they want assurance of the players, support staff, fans, and the media getting the mandatory visas.
“Well, the BCCI was supposed to come up with a clear confirmation by December 31. Let me make it very clear that we have got nothing against the event being held in India, but we have to be absolutely sure that our players, support staff, fans, and the media should get the necessary visas,” Mani said as quoted by Times Now.
India remains unbeaten against Pakistan in World Cups:
As far as India’s record against Pakistan goes, the latter has never defeated their arch-rivals in T20 or 50-over World Cups. The two sides’ most exciting encounter in the T20 World Cup was the inaugural edition’s final. The Indian team, captained by MS Dhoni, won a nail-biter by six runs to emerge victorious and lift the trophy.