India to consider 'all aspects' before granting visa to Pakistan team

Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 12:56 [IST]
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Will Pakistan team get visa for CLT20?

New Delhi, Aug 14: India said Tuesday (August 13)  it would "consider all aspects" and take a call on providing visas to a Pakistani cricket team, Faisalabad Wolves to participate in the Champions League T20 tournament.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said India has been approached for visas for the Pakistani team.

He said the tournament does not start for over a month from now and "now that we have received the request, we will carefully examine it and consider all aspects before we take a decision, and we will communicate it to all".

India-Pakistan ties have taken a dip in recent days following a border flare-up in which Pakistani troops last week killed five Indian soldiers on the LoC, which divides Kashmir between the two countries, triggering anger in India and calls by the opposition BJP to call off talks.

There have been repeated violations of the ceasefire on the LoC in the past few days, heightening tension between the two neighbours.


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