First series in 5 years, but no tickets for Pakistan fans

Watching an India-Pakistan match live in a stadium is a definite feature on the bucket list of every cricket fan. And while some of the Indian fans are lucky to be fulifilling that wish in Ahmedabad tonight where India and Pakistan play the second T20 match, fans from across the border have been denied that opportunity.

Even in Bangalore, where the two arch-rivals played the first T20, 40,000 screaming fans packed the Chinnaswamy Stadium, but there weren’t too many fans from Pakistan.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had initially announced that they would issue 3000 general tickets for Pakistani fans for the series, but the catch is that as long as the fans don’t have valid tickets, they will not be issued visas by the Indian High Commission. And the process of tickets being sold in Pakistan has been delayed.Read more
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