The Indian blind cricket staff left for the United Arab Emirates on Saturday to participate within the World Cup after failing to safe permission to play in neighbouring Pakistan.
India had been on account of play arch-rivals Pakistan, who they beat within the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup remaining, in Faisalabad on Monday.
However as an alternative Pakistan has organized for India’s video games to be performed in Ajman and Sharjah within the UAE due to tense relations between the nuclear-armed nations.
The fifth version of the event begins on Sunday and ends on January 21, with Australia and the West Indies additionally to be based mostly in UAE resulting from safety considerations.
The Cricket Affiliation for the Blind in India (CABI) informed AFP it needed to make the final-minute schedule change as a result of the Indian authorities didn’t reply to its request for permission to go to Pakistan.
“We’re but to obtain any official communication from them. Until they write to us we aren’t allowed to go. So all our matches are shifted to Dubai (Ajman),” CABI president G Okay Mahantesh stated.
“If we attain the ultimate then it is going to be shifted from Lahore to Sharjah,” he stated late on Friday earlier than leaving with the staff.
Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) expressed disappointment over the Indian overseas ministry’s silence on the occasion.
India and Pakistan’s senior cricket groups haven’t performed a bilateral collection since 2013 due to the tense political local weather.
Nevertheless Pakistan’s blind cricket staff travelled to India for final yr’s inaugural Twenty20 World Cup that was gained by the host nation.
India gained the 50-over World Cup for the Blind in 2014 in Cape City, beating Pakistan within the remaining.
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