India succumbed to Pakistani pressure while deciding to inform the ICC. About the government’s guarantee of issuing visas to the Pakistani team. Officials, media, and spectators for the T20 World Cup.
A two-day virtual meeting of the ICC Board will be held on March 31 and April 1 in which Pakistan will be represented by Ehsan Mani. Will report on progress on other important issues, including visas and government permits.
The PCB has already made it clear to the ICC that the Pakistan team will go and play in India only if India gives written assurances to the players, officials, media, and fans to provide visas and security. Otherwise, it was decided to demand a mega event in the UAE, but now the BCCI is under pressure and is ready to guarantee.
According to reports, the Indian board has received a guarantee and permission from its government to provide security, including visas, to those coming from Pakistan. The board will make a formal announcement at the meeting.
On the other hand, ICC Board Meetings have been going on for the last 5 days. During which Finance, HR, and Legal meetings have been held.
Meanwhile, the chief executive meeting has decided to extend the duration of the measures taken due to the coronavirus. Until mid-July this year, local umpires will continue to perform in the home series.
The ICC Cricket Committee had earlier this month approved a hybrid model for match officials. Under which, a neutral umpire with three local officials would be appointed only in those countries where officials from other countries would be without. Easily access quarantine conditions.
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According to the recommendations sent to the ICC Board for final approval by the Chief Executive Committee. Neutral umpires will be appointed in the scheduled Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18 to 22. Chris Broad from England is likely to be the match referee. Along with compatriots Richard Kettleborough, Michael Gough, and Richard North. Members are included in the elite panel.
In June last year, the council approved the appointment of local officials. To replace Neutral due to travel difficulties caused by the coronavirus. And the ban on the use of saliva for polishing the ball will remain in place. Agreed to make the issue common sense for all stakeholders, including players, fans.