Thursday, February 3, 2011

Canada To Resolve Visa Problems

Canada has received a timely boost before the news of the World Cup, that a visa has been granted to three players born in Pakistan, who were still waiting for Indian authorities clear their applications.

The team returned to Dubai for a training camp on January 28 with vice-captain Rizwan Cheema, Khurram Chohan and Hamza Tariq unclear whether they would be allowed to go to India. With all clear now Canada takes a full team for the tournament and they have two warm-up matches - against Bangladesh and England - before their opening match against Sri Lanka on February 20.
Cricket Canada's president, Ranjit Saini, had earlier said Canada's preparation had been damaged when the three players were prevented from attending a training tour to India last year. "We couldn't take these players to India and as a result our training plans have suffered," Saini told the Pakistan's Daily Mail earlier this month. "[It was] a source of distraction."
Canada's first match in India is against Zimbabwe on February 28.

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