MEA will 'carefully examine' Pak T20 team's visa application

New Delhi, Aug. 13 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said that it would "carefully examine" the factors before granting the Pakistani cricket team visas to India to participate in the qualifying round of the Champions League T20 tournament, which is scheduled to kickoff on September 17.

"It is true that we have been approached for visas by a team from Pakistan in the Champions League T20 tournament. But my understanding is that that tournament doesn't start for more than a month. Now that we have received this request, we will carefully examine it and consider all aspects before we take a decision. Once we take that decision, we will communicate it-both to those who requested us and to you all," MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves, who recently won the Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup, are scheduled to participate in the Champions League T20 tournament will take place in India from September 17 to October 6 this year.

The Faisalabad Wolves are listed to begin their tournament in Hyderabad versus the Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 18.

According to reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had expressed concern over the visa application of their players after relations with India were strained following exchange of fire along the Line of Control (LoC) this week.

On August 6, the Pakistan Army ambushed six Indian soldiers in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir.

Additionally, there have been multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the last week.

In the last 48-hours, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire five times along the LoC. (ANI)


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