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World Cup 2023: Travelling to India on October 12 for India vs Pakistan match, says Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf

I am happy that my conversation with foreign office helped in achieving a positive development regarding visa delay: PCB chief

Our Bureau, PTI Calcutta, Lahore Published 12.10.23, 09:04 AM
Jay Shah and Zaka Ashraf.

Jay Shah and Zaka Ashraf. File picture

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf will reach Ahmedabad on Thursday to watch their much-awaited World Cup clash against India on Saturday.

As reported by The Telegraph, his visit was confirmed after Pakistani media personnel were given the go-ahead to submit their passports for procurement of visas to cover the global event.

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Around 60 Pakistani journ­lists have appl­ied for visa and further delay could well mean that they will miss the marquee match.

“I have delayed my travel to India, and I am travelling tomorrow (Thursday) after receiving confirmation that Pakistan’s journalists have been asked to submit their passports to obtain visas to cover the mega-event,” Ashraf said in a press release issued by the PCB on Wednesday.

“I am happy that my conversation with the foreign office helped in achieving a positive development regarding the visa delay,” he added.

Ashraf also expressed happiness in the manner Pakistan team has performed so far.

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