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    BCCI calls Pakistan Cricket Board CEO ignorant over visa assurance from ICC for 2021 T20 World Cup

    DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan's effort to provoke controversy by calling for visa assurance from International Cricket Council (ICC) for the 2021 T20 World Cup in India hasn't found many takers.

    Dispelling the PCB CEO's unfounded fear - according to media reports - that their players might face visa issues while travelling to India for the 2021 T20 World Cup, the ICC has made it clear that all participating teams will be given visas as per agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

    Speaking to ANI, an ICC spokesperson said that planning for the tournament was being made keeping in mind that all teams will be provided with visas. "The Host Agreement for all ICC events, including the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, provides that the host member will ensure visas are provided for all competing teams. The planning for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 in India is underway on that basis," the spokesperson said.

    A BCCI official said that Khan seems to be ignorant. "I think that statement of the PCB CEO stemmed from ignorance. This issue was laid to rest last year itself when the GOI (Government of India) had written to the Presidents of the IOA and the IOC on the issue. So unless he is privy to some future course of action to be taken by Pakistan that would deteriorate the circumstances drastically, it is a non-issue," the official told ANI.

    The above-mentioned letter was issued on June 18, 2019, by then Sports Secretary Radhe Shyam Julaniya after a couple of Pakistan shooters were denied a visa to compete in the ISSF World Shooting championship in the national capital. The visa issue had led to the International Olympic Committee reconsidering the decision to hand India international sports events.

    The letter from Julaniya, in possession of ANI, clearly stated that country of origin of athletes wouldn't be a barrier for them to get visas to come and compete in international sporting events in the country. "It's the policy of the government that India will hold international sporting events and will permit all qualified athletes belonging to any National Olympic Committee (NOC) recognised by IOC or any national federation affiliated to the international federation concerned to participate. Such participation of athletes shall be without prejudice to our principled positions and policies on other political matters including issues such as international recognition or otherwise of the country of origin of the athletes," Julaniya had written to Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) President Narinder Batra and marked a copy to IOC chief Thomas Bach.

    https://www.newindianexpress.com/spo...p-2212721.html


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    Sour BCCI.

    They can’t respond to anything cordially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Sour BCCI.

    They can’t respond to anything cordially.
    PCB should stop trying to raise controversy. They have few takers. With Manohar gone and Khawaja likely not winning, PCB will have even less support.

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    No visa for Indians to Pakistan. No visa for Olympic shooters to India

    Yet it is the PCB that is being ignorant by seeking assurances from ICC

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    PCB should stop trying to raise controversy. They have few takers. With Manohar gone and Khawaja likely not winning, PCB will have even less support.
    It's not raising controversy to raise a legitimate point. What was controversial was denying those Pakistani shooters a visa in the first place, for a world event. And given how your beloved government loves the occasional stunt, it's not beyond them to pull off some nonsense on the Eve of the tournament, like delaying visas to the Pakistan squad.

    Also, don't worry about support for Pakistan in the ICC. Indian influence there isn't eternal

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    Sensational heading by new Indian express.

    So this was the quote.

    A BCCI official said that Khan seems to be ignorant. "I think that statement of the PCB CEO stemmed from ignorance. This issue was laid to rest last year itself when the GOI (Government of India) had written to the Presidents of the IOA and the IOC on the issue. So unless he is privy to some future course of action to be taken by Pakistan that would deteriorate the circumstances drastically, it is a non-issue," the official told ANI.

    While the matter is all heated up, this seems to be an off the record conversation with an anonymous “official” (correct me if I’m wrong) and even here he says that the statement stems from ignorance, and doesn’t call the PCB CEO ignorant.
    Last edited by BreadPakoda; 21st October 2020 at 13:51.

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    Masala news, but anyway, well done Wasim Khan

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    I am staggered that the Pakistani team is willing to travel to India, in the current political climate. Tensions are so high with the radical extremist Indian government that the security of the team can't be guaranteed.

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    1. No issue in asking for reconfirmation. Shouldn’t be made out to be a big deal.
    2. Bringing it up like this and making a statement out of it will make it worse if either of two situations occur. The first situation, there is indeed a last minute issue with visas. The second situation, the Pakistan team goes to play the World Cup and there is bad hospitality either by the press or by fans - PCB has covered its tracks and forced BCCI to come out with statements in advance that explicitly say the Pakistan team will be given visas, and implicitly say they will be looked after like any other team.
    3. The same applies to the 2023 World Cup, allowing the PCB to gain diplomatic territory 3 years in advance by translating assurances for the 2021 World Cup (relatively guaranteed) to assurances for 2023 (not guaranteed). When the conversation for 2023 does happen, the conversation right now will help.
    4. All this done at no risk or effort - easy statement to make to cover the bases.

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    I have a feeling that BCCI is cozying up with Emirates Board is not just limited to ongoing IPL, it has wider implications.

    I can see BCCI pushing the WT20 to UAE. There is ongoing corona pandemic in India and also to avoid any political issues with hosting Pakistan.

    This issue will be prevalent in 2023 world cup though which India would host. If the current Indian and Paksitani governments are still in power till that time and the relations haven't improved till that date then this could very well be an issue.

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    India is a volatile nation now...very sensitive....no GOI would risk their reputation and I see we might see Wt20 played in UAE too

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    Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has knocked at the doors of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and sought an assurance that the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) will grant visas for its players and officials when India hosts the T20 World Cup in October next year.

    PCB CEO Wasim Khan has reportedly given January 2021 ultimatum to the BCCI to resolve the issue.

    Speaking at a press conference, Khan also confirmed that there is “no chance” of an Indo-Pak bilateral series in the “foreseeable future” and neither will it be a part of fresh the Futures Tours Programme (FTP) that starts in 2023.

    It may be noted that India would be hosting the global T20 event in October and given the tense diplomatic ties between the two neighbours, the PCB has sought assurances that the BCCI will issues visas for its players and support staff and the ICC will look into it.

    “We have sought assurances from the ICC that our players will receive visas and ICC is now taking this up with the BCCI because that directive and confirmation will clearly need to come from their government,” Khan said.

    He then clarified that it’s only fair that there is a time-frame for such a deadline.

    “We have asked for a deadline till December-January, which we believe is the right thing. We expect a response from the ICC on whether our players and officials will receive visas to participate in the tournament.

    “If it (visas) isn’t (there), then like any nation would expect, we would also expect ICC to take that up directly with India and the Indian government through the BCCI to resolve this matter.”

    Responding to the PCB CEO’s concerns, the ICC has made it clear that all participating teams will be given visas as per agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

    An ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying by ANI that planning for the tournament was being made keeping in mind that all teams will be provided with visas.

    "The Host Agreement for all ICC events, including the ICC Men`s T20 World Cup 2021, provides that the host member will ensure visas are provided for all competing teams. The planning for the ICC Men`s T20 World Cup 2021 in India is underway on that basis," the spokesperson said.

    Pakistan athletes’ participation in global events held in India has always been contentious subject. Last year, Pakistani shooters could not get visas for a World Cup in Delhi, which kicked up quite a storm.

    https://zeenews.india.com/cricket/t2...s-2319075.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by FreePalestine View Post
    Here is some fresh context for you:

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...1.cms?from=mdr

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1330599

    Now are you going to continue to deny the need for Pakistan to insure itself against Indian pettiness and anti-Pakistan sentiment?
    There is actually a chance of something even more sinister and heinous. They will probably say that we are going to provide visas; however, we don't guarantee the security of Pakistani team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman View Post
    I am staggered that the Pakistani team is willing to travel to India, in the current political climate. Tensions are so high with the radical extremist Indian government that the security of the team can't be guaranteed.
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.

    Nothing else would bring cricket into the mainstream as quickly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.

    Nothing else would bring cricket into the mainstream as quickly.
    Defonitely that would be a dream come true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.

    Nothing else would bring cricket into the mainstream as quickly.
    Imagine if Rahane had dedicated the Aus Test series win to Baloch Rebels....

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    Wasim Khan raised a controversy needlessly, and was replied to in kind.

    He is rabble rousing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leg-side-flick View Post
    Imagine if Rahane had dedicated the Aus Test series win to Baloch Rebels....
    Not even remotely comparable. Your understanding of geopolitics and ICC events seems weak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leg-side-flick View Post
    Imagine if Rahane had dedicated the Aus Test series win to Baloch Rebels....
    you are funny. Probably too naďve or ill informed or even both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.

    Nothing else would bring cricket into the mainstream as quickly.
    If Afridi was the captain, you would be rest assured he would do that without a care in the world. Babar is too meek unless he is told by the PCB. But this would be amazing. At least Kashmiris should be dedicated that win.


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    PCB should be reminded it is a professional organization and not an extended troll arm of the government. Pathetic to raise issue when you already have the assurance. Is there anyone at PCB who actually reads documentation?

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    Stick to cricket only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan reaches the semi finals.... let alone all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan reaches the semi finals.... let alone all that.
    True. It's a difficult format this time around and Pakistan is in the tougher group. Anything can happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.

    Nothing else would bring cricket into the mainstream as quickly.
    I thought the PSL would be keeping you sober

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillionrider View Post
    I thought the PSL would be keeping you sober
    What will ICC do when pakistan makes a political statement on the cricket field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BreadPakoda View Post
    Sensational heading by new Indian express.

    So this was the quote.

    A BCCI official said that Khan seems to be ignorant. "I think that statement of the PCB CEO stemmed from ignorance. This issue was laid to rest last year itself when the GOI (Government of India) had written to the Presidents of the IOA and the IOC on the issue. So unless he is privy to some future course of action to be taken by Pakistan that would deteriorate the circumstances drastically, it is a non-issue," the official told ANI.

    While the matter is all heated up, this seems to be an off the record conversation with an anonymous “official” (correct me if I’m wrong) and even here he says that the statement stems from ignorance, and doesn’t call the PCB CEO ignorant.
    What does he mean circumstances deteriorating? So he admits its not guaranteed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan reaches the semi finals.... let alone all that.
    Whats indias recent record in ICC tournaments? asking for a friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    What will ICC do when pakistan makes a political statement on the cricket field?
    The same thing that happened to Moeen Ali when he tried one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    What will ICC do when pakistan makes a political statement on the cricket field?
    You mean like the time India wore army caps on the pitch to show solidarity with military oppressors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    You mean like the time India wore army caps on the pitch to show solidarity with military oppressors?
    Pakistanis calling them oppressors doesn't mean anything to the world. Thats pakistan's opinion. ICC didnt squeak a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillionrider View Post
    The same thing that happened to Moeen Ali when he tried one
    Hopefully pakistanis remember that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    You mean like the time India wore army caps on the pitch to show solidarity with military oppressors?
    I wasn't crazy about the cricket team wearing military caps. But they did that after the Pulwama attack while also donating their salaries to the families of the dead CRPF personnel.

    You might look at the Indian army as an oppressive force in the Indian Union Territory that you will never get

    But to the rest of us, they're our Army.

    Anyway, the act of wearing caps wasn't about celebrating an aggressive action by the army. There's a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    You mean like the time India wore army caps on the pitch to show solidarity with military oppressors?
    Was showing solidarity to the Army connected to Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentkiller187 View Post
    Whats indias recent record in ICC tournaments? asking for a friend

    5 ICC titles...

    Second only to Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    5 ICC titles...

    Second only to Australia.
    **recent** and judging by that it would be just as phenomenal if india reach the final

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    PCB has check-mated BCCI and GOI.

    Any refusal of visas by GoI will only confirm the current status of India - a rightwing terrorist state run by the BJP.

    GOI cannot deny visas for Pakistan players. Just look at the acid tongue response of BCCI - forced words. There will be a global outrage if India deny visas for Pak players, resulting in India losing hosting rights unless GoI grant visas.

    Wasim Khan has BCCI/GOI over a barrel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    It would be phenomenal if Pakistan wins the WT20 and Babar dedicates the win to the farmers and Kashmiris.

    Nothing else would bring cricket into the mainstream as quickly.
    and then Pakistanis will cry hoarse if Indians dedicate victory to victims of terrorism

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    Quote Originally Posted by leg-side-flick View Post
    Imagine if Rahane had dedicated the Aus Test series win to Baloch Rebels....
    That's... not even a proper comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NishanKonar View Post
    and then Pakistanis will cry hoarse if Indians dedicate victory to victims of terrorism
    No, Pakistanis will rejoice at that, given that some of the biggest victims of terrorism are the Kashmiris.


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