In a significant development, the Indian embassy has taken the initiative to process visas for Pakistani journalists seeking to travel to India to cover the ongoing International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
On Tuesday, the embassy commenced the process of reaching out to journalists interested in covering the World Cup in India and instructed them to submit their passports promptly.
This notable progress comes a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) once again expressed its disappointment regarding the delay in granting Indian visas to Pakistani fans and journalists, despite the World Cup 2023 having been in progress for nearly a week.
The mega cricket event kicked off on October 5, but Indian authorities had yet to issue visas to Pakistani individuals, creating uncertainty for those wishing to attend the World Cup.
The PCB, in a statement, noted that PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf had met with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Syrus Sajjad Qazi, conveying their serious concerns and apprehension over the delayed issuance of visas to Pakistani fans and journalists planning to cover the World Cup in India.