After several hiccups, Pakistan has finally confirmed that it will send the cricket team to participate in ICC World T20 2016, which are being held in India.
The formal nod has been conveyed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said its chief Shahryar Khan, who had earlier demanded the ICC to shift their matches to a neutral venue, if the Pakistan government fails to give the permission to travel to India.
Pakistan will play first with one of the qualifiers on March 16 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata and the second match will be the crucial one against India at Dharmasala in Himachal Pradesh on March 20. The timely nod secures PCB from paying fine to the ICC for not participating in World T20.
“I am pleased that our Government has given its consent for our team to visit India,” said the PCB Chairman, who is on a tour in Dhaka. “As a duty of care, we have asked ICC to put in place special arrangements for the Pakistan cricket team while in India we will also be expecting visa facilitation and other arrangements for the Pakistani fans wishing to visit India for the ICC World T20 2016,” he told Geo.tv.
Pakistan team is currently participating in the Asia Cup T20 in Bangladesh, where they will face India tomorrow, February 27 at Dhaka. A month later, both teams will meet again at Dharmasala for the ICC World T20 2016.