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The Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up recreation between Pakistan and New Zealand on September 29 can be performed behind closed doorways as a result of recommendation of native safety businesses in Hyderabad. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated on Monday that the sport coincides with an area pageant and the safety businesses weren’t positive concerning the preparations. The press launch by BCCI additionally said that the followers who’ve already booked their tickets for the sport can be refunded as a result of cancellation.
“The ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up match between New Zealand and Pakistan scheduled to happen in Hyderabad on 29th September will now happen behind closed doorways as per the recommendation of the native safety businesses. The match in Hyderabad coincides with festivals on the day and huge gatherings are anticipated across the metropolis. The spectators who purchased tickets for the sport will obtain a full refund,” BCCI stated within the press launch.
Members of the Pakistan cricket crew had been on Monday issued Indian visas for the Cricket World Cup, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed, hours after the PCB raised severe issues with the worldwide physique over the delay within the nationwide crew’s journey to Hyderabad.
The visa clearance got here lower than 48 hours earlier than Pakistan’s scheduled journey to India within the wee hours of September 27. They play their first warm-up recreation towards New Zealand in Hyderabad on September 29.
“Visas have been issued to Pakistan,” an ICC spokesperson informed PTI.
Nonetheless, confusion remained within the Pakistan camp over the grant of visa.
“We’ve not acquired the decision from Indian Excessive Fee but over visa clearance. Member of our crew is stationed there,” PCB spokesperson Umar Farooq informed PTI.
The affirmation from the ICC got here after the PCB wrote to ICC CEO Geoff Allardice on Monday over the visa delay in addition to claiming the anxious wait has adversely impacted the crew’s preparation for the 50-over showpiece.
(With PTI inputs)
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