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Change in World T20 Indo-Pak venue leaves Pak fans little time to get visa

New Delhi: The last-minute shifting of the India-Pakistan World T20 match to Kolkata may result in Pakistani fans having a tough time in procuring visa for the March 19 encounter.

Sridhar
Sridhar

There were reports that around 200 Pakistani fans were expected to arrive at original venue, Dharamsala but as it may turn out that the 67,000-seater Eden Gardens may end up having hardly 20 or less fans from the neighbouring country. Meanwhile there will be 30,000 tickets will be up for sale for general public at the biggest stadium in the country.

"It is not very easy for a Pakistani passport holder to get an Indian visa. The clearances take a lot of time and now with only eight days left, it is really difficult to procure the visa. In order to apply for visa, you need to give a photocopy of your ticket," Tournament Director MV Sridhar told reporters. Sridhar said that the Pakistan players had got their visas in Bangladesh during the Asia Cup.

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