Dec 6, 2022, 20:30 IST

Indian Cricket: New controversy arises as Indian government denies visa to Pakistan blind cricketers ​​​​​​​


India and Pakistan cricket team and its fans are perhaps one of the most passionate in the world. The two teams have played 3 times this year in 2022 with each of the games being T20 matches.

India beat Pakistan in the league phase game of the 2022 Asia Cup, while Pakistan won the reverse fixture during the Super 4 stage. The Indian team then beat Pakistan during the 2022 T20 world cup in an exciting contest in the last ball of the match with Virat Kohli scoring an amazing 82 not out.

Fresh set of controversy between the two nations –

India have denied Pakistani Blind Cricketers visa for the T20 World Cup which is set to take place in India. The tournament is set to be held in India between 5th of December to 17th December .

The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council released a statement which read “Pakistan Blind Cricket Council with sheer disappointment would like to update that India has denied visas of Pakistan Blind Cricket Team to participate in T-20 World Cup Cricket of the Blind to be held in India from 5 to 17 December 2022.

PBCC issues statement on Twitter expressing displeasure –
The PBCC took to Twitter to show their displeasure and claimed to have been left in the lurch. The PBCC issued a statement on Twitter with the letter head being shown in the tweet. PBCC said “This unfortunate incident has left Pakistan Blind Cricket Team in the lurch. Pakistan was a serious contender to win the World Cup as Pakistan has been the Runners-up twice in the earlier two editions of this format of World Cups (2012 & 2017) and has beaten the current T-20 World Champion India five (5) times consecutively in the last five encounters during two Tri-Nation competitions in 2021 and 2022 and won both events. "This discriminative act will have serious consequence on the Global Blind Cricket as we at World Blind Cricket will take stern action against them and may not allow India to host future International events