Cricket West Indies (CWI) is confident for players to get their US visas for the final two games of the ongoing T20I series between West Indies and India. It is reported that some of the players from both sides haven’t arrived with just four days left for the scheduled match.
The fourth and fifth T20I match is scheduled to play at Central Broward Park, Lauderhill, Florida in the United States of America (USA) on coming Saturday (August 6) and Sunday (August 7). According to a Cricbuzz report, the CWI has activated its contacts in various governments of the Caribbean and the Guyana government is facilitating the expediency of the visas with the US Embassy.
Can’t say the issue has been resolved until the visas are actually issued: Ricky Skerritt
According to CWI president Ricky Skerritt, if the visas are cleared the teams will have to visit Georgetown to collect their documents.
“I can’t say the issue has been resolved until the visas are actually issued. We are optimistic. The US Embassy is in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, and the visas, if cleared, will have to be collected from there,” Skerritt told Cricbuzz.
What if players don’t get visas for the US?
Players of West Indies and India are currently based in St Kitts to play the third T20I match of the series. There could be a possibility that the final two games might be held in the Caribbean, as CWI said, if the visa issue does not find any solution. However, the West Indies cricket board is hoping for the visas to arrive soon.
“Having the games in the Caribbean is not unlikely but efforts are being made to resolve the visa issue,” a source in the West Indies cricket was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz on July 31.
Meanwhile, West Indies defeated India by five wickets in the second T20I at Warner Park to level the series 1-1. The third match will be staged at the same venue on Tuesday.
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