Pakistan likely to play T20 WC matches only in Kolkata


KARACHI: Pakistan team is most likely to play their all group matches of ICC T20 World Cup in India at a single venue due to security concerns. 

According to the reports, Kolkata is likely to host the green shirts in all of their group matches.

Remember, the Indian government yesterday gave a green signal to issue visas to the Pakistani team and journalists for T20 World Cup, pencilled in October-November this year.

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) got approval for visas in their general council meeting.

It must be noted here that the qualifying round for the mega event will take place firstly with teams divided into two groups. Sri Lanka, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman are placed in Group A whereas Bangladesh, Holland, Namibia, and Scotland will compete in Group B.

For the main event, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and two qualifying teams are part of Group 1 whereas India, South Africa, Afghanistan, England, and two qualifying teams are placed in Group 2.

Two top teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals followed by the mega final, scheduled on November 15.

The tournament is most likely to be played with COVID-19 protocols being enforced. The Decision regarding the crowd will be taken after monitoring the situation closer to the time.

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