Canada World Cup plans hit by visa problems for four players

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India is delaying visas for four Canadian players who are Canadian citizens but of Pakistani origin.

Canada's preparation for the World Cup has been hampered by a delay in Indian visas for four key players in their squad.

Batsman Rizwan Cheema, allrounder Umar Bhatti, paceman Khurram Chohan and back-up keeper Hamza Tariq - all Pakistan-born - were all ruled out of Canada's recent pre-tournament warm-up in India and Ranjit Saini, the Cricket Canada president, told Pakistan's Daily Mail the problems have damaged the team.

"[We have been] waiting to have visas processed for several months now," he said.

"Canada took a pre-World Cup preparatory visit to India in November and the visas were applied for before that.

"We couldn't take these players to India and as a result our training plans have suffered.

[It's] a source of distraction and is hurting team morale in general.

We are making efforts but so far there is no outcome.

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That's pretty racist of them?

That's pretty racist of them?

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Canada is now asking the ICC

Canada is now asking the ICC for help. They want the matches moved out of India if their visas are not issued! See here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art...

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