Faisalabad Wolves will now play in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India for the first time thanks to their visas being granted by the High Commission here on Friday.
Indian High commission sources confirmed the visas were granted to the team after speculation that they were refused permission yesterday. Twenty-two players and officials will fly to India on Monday via Dubai.
Denying that the Indian high commission had ever told the team that visas would not be granted, the sources said they had never said so in the first place.
Confirming the team’s participation general manager (operations), Pakistan Cricket Board Mr. Asad Mustafa said that the team would at least stay for a week depending on the itinerary. It will be the first time they are taking part in the tournament in India. Earlier the Sialkot Stallions had played in India.
Leading the Wolves is Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq and they will play their opening qualifier match in Mohali.