Pakistan’s Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday that it wants a written assurance from India for visas for its national team, fans, officials and journalists by March for the T20 World Cup to be held in India in October-November, in otherwise, they will urge the International Cricket Council (ICC) to relocate the event to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“We will wait until March this year for a written visa, according to [what] The ICC told us earlier. Otherwise, we will appeal for a change of venue in the UAE, “PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani told reporters on Saturday.
“We are not looking for a written assurance only for the visas of the national team, but [also] for fans, officials and journalists as well, “added Manny.
The chairman of the PCB has attacked Cricket Australia for refusing to travel around South Africa because of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite being promised a strict biosecurity environment.
“The Big Three need to change their mindset. At the height of the virus in England in the summer of 2020, Pakistan’s men’s team toured England.”
He added that if Pakistan and the West Indies had not toured England, it would have cost England and Wales the Cricket Board (ECB) around £ 3.5 million.
“Similarly, if India had not traveled to Australia, it would have caused Cricket Australia to face heavy losses,” Manny added.