Got India's approval, still waiting for our govts permission: PBCC

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on Tuesday said though we got clearance from the Indian Interior Ministry to participate in the Asia Cup to be held there next year but still we require our governments permission to go ahead in the event.

Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman, Syed Sultan Shah said the Indian Interior Ministry had given clearance to Pakistan blind cricket team to visit India in January next year for participating in the Asia Cup Blind Cricket Tournament to be played from January 17 to 27 in Kochi, India.

He said the Indian Interior Ministry had said that it would provide security to all teams participating in the tournament including Pakistan.

“We wrote a letter to the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) and Foreign office three weeks before to seek the government’s permission for participation in the event but still we are waiting for a reply,” he said.

He said if we get the government’s permission till December 15 then the national blind team would be able to participate in the event as a lot of preparations have to be made for the event. “We have to arrange player’s camps for the event, select the team and players etc,” he said.


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