Dark Cloud looms over INDvsWI 4th & 5th T20I in Florida due to Visa issues: While team India and West Indies lock horns for the second T20I match of the five-match series in Basseterre today, the final two T20Is of the series that are scheduled to be held in Florida, USA have come in jeopardy due to visa issues.
As per the reports, players from both sides haven’t received their US visas owing to which Cricket West Indies (CWI) is preparing for Plan B, which will be to host both the final T20Is in the Caribbean itself.
Notably, India and West Indies were set to play the fourth and fifth T20I in the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida, however, there is very much possibility that the games might be held in West Indies only.
“Having the games in the Caribbean is not unlikely but efforts are being made to resolve the visa issue,” said a source in West Indies cricket on Sunday (July 31).
“The initial information was that the players would be handed the US travel documents in St Kitts where the teams have arrived. But there’s a chance that the players may have to travel back to Trinidad for the visa documents and from there to the US if they obtain the all-clear.”
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The President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed that they are looking for alternatives for the last two scheduled matches in Florida, but, he mentioned that at the same time efforts are being made to get the outstanding visas.
“There are options being explored while we continue to pursue the possibilities of receiving the outstanding visas,” Ricky Skerritt, the president of the CWI told Cricbuzz on Sunday (July 30) evening.
Rohit Sharma-led team India cleaned up the hosts in the opening encounter and took a lead in the five-match T20I series. The second game of the series will be held today i.e., 1st August 2022 in Basseterre.