CWI all players confirms US visas approval and travel to Florida for T20I

Six Indian players have already reached Miami on a charter flight.

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After days of agonising waiting, all members of the India and West Indies teams have been officially granted entry into the United States of America. They will play two T20I games in Florida this weekend.
With much confusion over visa approval in recent days, all Indian and West Indian members have finally been officially cleared to enter the United States of America. The Guyana government played an important role in ensuring that some players and staff who were not authorized to travel were issued their US visas.
Members of India and the West Indies have received their visas to enter the United States of America after an agonizing wait over the past few days. Both teams are currently competing in a five-game T20I series and the final two games will be played at Central Broward Park, Lauderhill, Florida.
Thanks to the intervention of the Guyana government, US visas were obtained for some players and staff from both sides, albeit at the last minute. It can confirm that it took the efforts of Irfan Ali, Guyana's President, to obtain the travel permits. "It was a timely and influential diplomatic effort by His Excellency," said Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies (CWI), thanking Guyana's Prime Minister.
“Everything the CWI could do was done. Last night's charter flight to Miami put those who previously had visas at greater financial risk of delaying it than going ahead with it as previously planned," he added. India have led 2-1 in the five-game T20I series with two more games remaining and the next game is scheduled for Saturday 6 August.
The players flew to Georgetown for Visa interviews
Visa-free players were flown to Georgetown, Guyana for interviews shortly after Tuesday night's third T20I game.
14 Indian players including captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid appeared for the interviews. Some players like Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi have already reached Miami (in Florida).

Anything the CWI could do was done: Ricky Skerritt
Skerritt confirmed players who were delayed due to visas will fly Thursday afternoon.
"You can't fly until tomorrow afternoon. All visa applications have been approved but passports will not be returned until this afternoon," Skerritt revealed of the remaining players' travel plans.
“Everything the CWI could do was done. Last night's charter flight to Miami put those who previously had visas at greater financial risk of delaying it than going ahead with it as previously planned," he added.