The fourth and fifth matches of the ongoing T20I series between India and the West Indies will continue as per the original schedule. The players received their US visas following an intervention by the President of Guyana, who smoothed over diplomatic relations associated with the procedure.
The fate of the final two T20Is was put in doubt after players failed to obtain visas for the United States of America. According to the itinerary. The teams will play the remaining games at the end of the tour in Lauderhill, Florida.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt commended Guyana President Irfan Ali for his efforts, telling Criccbuzz:
“It was a timely and influential diplomatic effort by His Excellency.”
Among the Indian contingent were 14 visa-free members. The select group of staff, including head coach Rahul Dravid and Captain Rohit Sharma, were flown to Georgetown, Guyana after the end of the third T20I in St.Kitts. The group was questioned by the US embassy on Tuesday evening (2 August).
Other members of the Indian squad who were granted visas made their way to Miami in the third T20I following the team’s seven-wicket win. 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 other members.
CWI President Ricky Skerritt added:
“You can’t fly until tomorrow afternoon. All visa applications have been approved but passports do not have to be returned until this afternoon. Anything the CWI could do was done at the financial risk of delaying it from operating as previously planned.”
The Rohit Sharma-led team meets West Indies on August 6th (Saturday) in the fourth T20I of the series. The Men in Blue have also faced off against the two-time champions on two separate tours in Florida in the past.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma is available for the last two T20I games against West Indies
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma is available for selection for the final two T20I matches of the five-match series. The opening batter had suffered a back spasm while batting in the previous contest and had to walk off in the second over of the chase.
The BCCI medical team diagnosed the shaking as a back spasm and assessed the situation accordingly.
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https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-ind-vs-wi-2022-last-two-t20is-set-take-place-per-schedule-florida-india-west-indies-players-attain-us-visas?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Last two T20Is set to take place as per schedule in Florida after India and West Indies players attain US visas