It was finally after the intervention of the Guyanese president that the Indian and West Indian players obtained their visas to go to the USA for the last two matches of the current T20I series, currently led 2-1 by India.
Only five of the Indian players had their American visas until the end of the third T20I and all of them have already reached Miami after the third game, but the remaining players then traveled to Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. The President of Guyana arranged the appointments of the Indian players at the US Embassy in Guyana and after the talks with the players, the visas were approved.
The entire Indian team has still not reached the United States, but there are no obstacles in their journey now and they are expected to fly from Georgetown to Miami later today for the 4th and 5th T20I, both of which will be played in Florida.
All Indian and WI players got visa approvals for USA, they went to Guyana for the procedure, they will reach FLORIDA on Thursday evening (US time i.e. 9.30 hrs before IST )!
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has recovered from a back spasm!
Ash, Dk are in Florida!
— Souvik 45© (@SouvikPurkaya16) August 4, 2022
Cricket West Indies had a huge challenge ahead of them due to a visa issue
Earlier, huge question marks were raised whether the games could be played in the United States and whether the venue for the games should be moved. Cricket West Indies (CWI) also had a decision to make regarding these five Indian players who already had the visas. A charter flight was booked for them and the decision had to be made if the charter flight was to go to Miami in a scenario where visa approval for the rest of the team was uncertain.
But, CWI decided not to cancel the charter flight as it would have resulted in significant financial loss. They instead consulted with the Guyanese government to resolve the visa issue for other Indian players, which they were eventually able to resolve and matches are now allowed to take place in Florida. CWI hopes that there will be no more hurdles related to the logistics of the two games.
Rohit Sharma has recovered, ready to fly to Florida on Thursday with 13 other members of the Indian team, whose visa issue was resolved today.
— Dr Cric Point 🏏 (@drcricpoint) August 3, 2022