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Pakistan changes Blind Cricket World Cup schedule

After India’s refusal
MONITORING DESK
KARACHI
The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has been forced to change the schedule of this month’s Blind Cricket World Cup after the Indian government refused to grant permission to its team to travel to Pakistan for the matches.
According to an official of PBCC, the fixtures of the Indian team will now be played in UAE instead of Pakistan. “Despite numerous earnest efforts of Cricket Association of the Blind in India (CABI) and Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) of getting clearance of Indian Blind Cricket team to tour Pakistan to play forthcoming World Cup matches .. is still held in abeyance by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” said Sultan Shah, chairman PBCC. “The Indian Foreign Ministry has not in written denied the Indian Team’s participation in Blind Cricket World but Cricket Association of the Blind in India (CABI) told us that Foreign Office has denied verbally,” he added. The unprecedented delay and reportedly the verbal denial from the Indian Foreign Office has compelled PBCC to change the schedule of the World Cup at the last minute. Indian team was originally scheduled to arrive in Lahore on January 6, 2018.



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