Pakistan cyclists to compete in Asian meet after getting visas
He said only one official of the PCF who was to accompany the delegation had not been issued a visa.
''The good thing is the rest of our applications were all accepted and processed,'' he said.
The Asian meet, an Olymic qualifier, is the first major cycling event after the pandemic and a lot of ranking points will be up for grabs during the event. Khair feels there is a need to set up a mechanism where visa applications from Pakistani athletes and officials invited for regional or Internatinal sporting events to India can be fast tracked.
There have been instances in the past where Pakistani athletes have not been issued visas on various grounds for international events in India due to the tense political and diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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