Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Visa issues delay Pakistan’s arrival

“There’s a visa issue and we are told that they’re either arriving late tonight or early morning tomorrow,” a tournament official said.

Tournament favourite India begins its campaign against the arch-rival at the Al Wasl Sports Club 6.30pm local time, leaving Pakistan with little time for preparation. (File Photo)   -  PTI

Pakistan team’s arrival for Kabaddi Masters Dubai was on Thursday delayed due to visa issues and it would now arrive here in the wee hours on Friday, ahead of its tournament opener against India.

Tournament favourite India begins its campaign against the arch-rival at the Al Wasl Sports Club 6.30pm local time, leaving Pakistan with little time for preparation.

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“There’s a visa issue and we are told that they’re either arriving late tonight or early morning tomorrow,” a tournament official said. “All the other five participating nations are here,” the official added.

India, meanwhile, warmed up for the event with a 20-minute exhibition match against its Asian rival Korea. The six-nation kabaddi tournament also features Iran, Argentina and Kenya.

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