Sources have revealed to The Indian Express that the Indian PMO has overruled an earlier directive of the Home Ministry that had held that Faisalabad Wolves faced a security risk in India, specially if they lasted long enough in the tournament to play across various cities.
This surprising reversal follows India’s initial refusal to grant visas to the team considering the ongoing border tensions between the two countries.
“As a matter of abundance precaution and caution in terms of safety and security, the government did not give green signal for the cricket team's visit," a government sources had explained.
Skippered by Misbah-ul-Haq, who is also captain of Pakistan, Faisalabad Wolves will now play in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League T20, which begins on September 17 in India.
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