Hyderabad:

After the PCB again expressed disappointment over the delay in granting visas to Pakistani fans and media, the ICC said that the BCCI is making efforts to get visas for Pakistani journalists waiting to come to India for the coverage of the World Cup 2023. Around 60 Pakistani journalists are waiting to come to India to cover the World Cup. Pakistan got a lot of domestic support in the World Cup opener against the Netherlands, but no Pakistani journalist or fan was present. Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir is a US citizen and has come here to cheer for Pakistan. The ICC World Cup is the host of the BCCI.

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An ICC spokesperson said, "Getting visas is the job of the host BCCI and they are working on it with our full cooperation. All efforts are being made to resolve this issue.

A PCB spokesperson said, "We have repeatedly reminded the ICC that it is its obligation to grant visas to fans and journalists. We will continue to raise this issue. Disappointed to see the uncertainty surrounding the Indian visa to cover Pakistan's first match in the ICC World Cup."