Will government allow Pakistan’s world cup squad to visit India?

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the calendar for the 50-over competition, roughly two weeks after sharing a draught timetable with the cricket boards of all participating nations on Tuesday.

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) promptly announced that any visit to India, including World Cup match locations, would still require government approval.

“The PCB requires the government of Pakistan’s clearance for any tour to India, including match venues,” said PCB Communications Director Sami Ul Hasan in a statement.

“We are working with our government to provide direction. This stance is in line with what we previously said to the ICC when they shared the draught timetable with us and asked for our input a few weeks ago,” he added.

The two qualifiers from the tournament in Zimbabwe will be played in Hyderabad on October 6 and 12, per the schedule, before Pakistan faces India at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the largest cricket stadium in the world.