Last two T20Is of India-West Indies will be held in Florida, as planned after both teams get USA visas: Report

A Cricbuzz report said that USA visas were obtained for some players and support staff of both the teams in the eleventh hour following the intervention of Guyana President Irfan Ali.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt thanked Ali, saying, “It was a timely and impressive diplomatic effort by His Excellency.”

The report further said that those without USA visas were sent to Guyana’s capital Georgetown, after the third T20I in St Kitts, ended on Tuesday night for interviews at the US embassy.

“Among those who attended the interview were India captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid. In fact, 14 of them belonged to the Indian Touring Party, which did not have permission to travel.”

“Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Ravi Bishnoi, Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav, among others, have reached Miami in the meantime. They will be accompanied by the rest of the teammates,” the report said.

“They can only fly tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. All visa applications have been approved but passports are not to be returned until this (Wednesday) afternoon. All that CWI could do has been done. Miami For last night’s charter, for those who were previously with Visa, there was a greater financial risk to delay it than to operate it as previously planned,” further said Skerritt.

Earlier, Monday’s second T20 match in St Kitts was delayed by three hours as there was a delay in the arrival of goods from Tarouba, Trinidad, where the first match of the series was played. As a result, the third T20I on Tuesday was also delayed by 1.5 hours to give enough time to the players to recover.

India are currently leading the five-match series 2-1, with the next two games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at Central Broward Park in Lauderhill, Florida. India has played T20I matches at this venue in 2016 and 2019.

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