World T20
World T20

Pakistan’s prominent cricket commentator Mohammad Idrees has received Indian visa only for Delhi and Mumbai where no match involving Pakistan team in the World T20 is scheduled.

According to Idrees, he was set to leave for India to cover the World T20 matches as a radio commentator but India’s High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale issued him the visa for only Delhi and Mumbai, the cities where no match involving Pakistan team will be held, Dawn online reported.

Pakistan are scheduled to play their first-round matches in Kolkata and Mohali. The Shahid Afridi-led side will open their World T20 campaign with the match against a qualifier on March 16 and then face arch-rivals India. Both games are scheduled in Kolkata.

The green-shirts will then face Australia and New Zealand in Mohali.

“The visa-issuing authorities have instructed me not to visit any other city except Mumbai and Delhi. Now in this very disturbing situation, I’m thinking whether or not I should go to India, simply because [naturally] my first priority will be Kolkata and Mohali,” Idrees said.

According to Idrees, the visa was issued on March 11, when Pakistan’s match (against India) had already been shifted from Dharamsala to Kolkata, but visa for Kolkata/Mohali was not issued to him.

Idrees emphasised it would be very difficult for him to manage the situation if the Indian High Commission did not assist him quickly, according to Dawn.



    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Irfan Pathan Laments He Didn’t Get Help Despite Asking for It

    Irfan Pathan was quite a sensation during his heydey and almost five years after playing his last international match, the out of favour all-rounder...

    Dwayne Smith Denies Watching Chris Gayle Expose Himself in Front of Team Massuease Leanne...

    Witnesses bearing the consequences of being dishonest to court often end up in legal soup along with the parties involved the dispute on many...
    Ashes 2017-18, Matthew Wade, Selection Speculation, Peter Nevill, JLT Sheffield Shield, Australia Vs England, Gabba

    Ashes 2017/18: Matthew Wade Steer Clear of his Selection Speculation

    Australia first-choice wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade revealed he is not paying any heed whatsoever about his speculation of being picked for the upcoming Magellan...

    IND vs NZ 2017: Virat Kohli is Relishing the Captaincy – Sunil Gavaskar

    Even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar could not handle the pressure of being the captain of the team. Arguably the best batsman in the history...

    BBL 2017/18: Mitchell Johnson Re-signs with Perth Scorchers

    Former Australia speedster Mitchell Johnson has resigned with defending Big Bash League champions Perth Scorchers for the forthcoming season of the Big Bash League. The...