New Delhi: India will issue 250 visas to Pakistani spectators for each match their team plays during the forthcoming World Twenty20 cricket tournament, including a high-voltage game against the hosts at Dharamsala.
“As of now, we have decided to issue 250 visas to Pakistani cricket fans for each match Pakistani team will play in the T20 tournament,” a senior Home Ministry official said.
The five-day visa will be issued accordingly after furnishing of tickets of matches, return tickets for road or rail or air transport and accommodation bookings.
However, the official indicated that the number of visas to Pakistani spectators may be increased if the team reaches semifinal or final. A strict vigil will be maintained by security agencies on Pakistani spectators as there have been several instances in the past when some of the visitors went missing, the official said....