The last two T20Is will take place as scheduled in Florida after players from India and the West Indies obtain visas to the United States

The fourth and fifth game of the ongoing T20I series between India and the West Indies will proceed according to the initial schedule. The players received visas from the United States following an intervention by the President of Guyana, who smoothed out diplomatic relations linked to the process.

Doubts have been expressed about the fate of the last two T20Is after players failed to secure visas for the United States of America. According to the itinerary. the teams will play the remaining games in Lauderhill, Florida to conclude the tour.

Thanking Guyana President Irfan Ali for his efforts, Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt told Cricbuzz:

“It was a timely and influential diplomatic effort on the part of His Excellency.”

There were 14 visa-free members among the Indian contingent. The select group of staff, which included the likes of coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma, were flown to Georgetown, Guyana after the third T20I ended in St. Kitts. The group was interviewed by the US Embassy on Tuesday evening (August 2).

Other members of the Indian team, who were granted visas, headed to Miami following the team’s seven wicket victory in the third T20I. Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Ravi Bishnoi, Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav have already made their way to the United States and will soon be joined by the rest of the members.

CWI President Ricky Skerritt added:

“They can only fly tomorrow afternoon. All visa applications have been approved but passports must not be returned until this afternoon. All the CWI could do has been done. Last night’s charter in Miami, for those who before they had the visa, it was at the greatest financial risk to delay it rather than to make it work as previously planned. “

The team led by Rohit Sharma will face the West Indies in the fourth T20I of the series on 6 August (Saturday). The Men in Blue have faced the two-time champions in Florida in the past and on two separate tours.

Team India captain Rohit Sharma is available for the last two T20Is against the West Indies

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma is available for selection in the last two T20I matches of the five-match series. The opening hitter had suffered a spasm in his back while batting in the previous game and had to go off the field in the second over of the chase.

Rohit Sharma retired injured in the second over of the match Details 👇#WIvINDbit.ly/3bn07of

The BCCI medical team diagnosed the discomfort as a back spasm and assessed the situation accordingly.

Will the delay in obtaining visas affect the performance of the Men in Blue in the fourth T20I against the West Indies? Let us know what you think?


Edited by Akshay Saraswat