Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has contracted coronavirus. He had to be hospitalized due to some physical complications. The whole cricket world is praying for the recovery of Indian cricket God. Among them is Pakistan’s pace legend Wasim Akram.
Akram wrote on Twitter, “Even when you were a 16-year-old, you faced the best bowlers in the world with great determination and confidence. So I’m sure you’ll blow Covid-19 into a huge six. Get well soon Legend! It would be great if you could celebrate the tenth anniversary of your World Cup victory with the doctors and nurses at the hospital. But don’t make a mistake to give pictures. ‘
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought written assurances from the BCCI to expedite the issuance of visas to cricketers for the World Cup. The Indian board of Sourav Ganguly has said that the issue will be resolved within the next one month. The ICC has also been assured of tax breaks.
India will host the T20 World Cup in October-November. Earlier, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani wanted to ensure speedy issuance of visas to Pakistani cricketers. The BCCI is expected to issue a written assurance by April.
Bilateral series between the two countries has been closed for a long time. The two neighboring countries now face each other on the cricket field only in ICC competitions. But there have also been recent tensions between the two countries. Pakistan was supposed to host the 2020 Asia Cup. However, it has been postponed due to Kovid and the competition will be held in Sri Lanka this year. But before that, India was bent on playing in Pakistan. The 2022 Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Pakistan. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. India and Pakistan last met a year and a half ago in a World Cup group stage match. In that rain-affected match, India defeated Pakistan by 69 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Rohit Sharma played an innings of 140 runs. That was done by Virat Kohli.
The last time the two countries met in the T20 World Cup was on March 19, 2018, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India won that match.
Note that whether it is 50 overs or 20 overs, Pakistan has not beaten India in any World Cup yet.
In addition, the BCCI has been at loggerheads with the ICC over tax breaks for so long. In addition to the T20 World Cup, the ICC has sought assurances that the 2023 50-over World Cup will be tax-exempt. The BCCI has said that it will resolve the issue quickly.
Due to Corona, cricketers may have to have biosecurity in the T20 World Cup. So the number of team members has been increased from 23 to 30.
Celebrate with BD every day / Kalam, it will be great. But don’t make a mistake to give pictures. ‘