India grant visa to Pakistan squash contingent for World Championships

Last Updated: Jul 06 2018 13:36

SPORTS- The Indian High Commission on Thursday issued visas to the Pakistan squash contingent for the World Championships.

“We have now visas for the entire contingent comprising six players and three officials who will take part in the team and individual championships,” Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) secretary, Tahir Sultan said.

“We thank the World and Asian bodies for taking up our case and getting the Indian squash body to convince their government to issue us visas in a change of heart,” he said.

“We had asked the concerned bodies and affiliated members to intervene and ensure we get the Indian visas or else the World Championship should not be held in India,” he said.

Initially, the Indian High Commission had returned the passports of the players and officials of PSF without granting them visa

The World Junior Squash Championships will be held in Chennai from July 17 to 29.