WI vs IND: Teams flying to Guyana to get US visas

The fourth and fifth T20I are scheduled to take place in Florida, USA on August 6th and 7th.

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Hasi Kamanger

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It is about four days until the first of two Florida T20 International games between the West Indies and India and there is currently no sign that the teams will be able to travel to the United States.

There are only about four days left for the first of two Florida T20 Internationals between the West Indies and India, and there is no sign the teams will be able to travel to the United States. As reported over the past two days, some members of both sides, including players, have not yet received US visas.
West Indies and India are scheduled to host the final two T20Is of their ongoing five-game series in Florida, United States, but there's still no clarity on which teams are flying to the country due to their visa clearance issues. Nonetheless, Cricket West Indies are hoping things settle down as team members are now scheduled to fly to Guyana for their visas on Wednesday (3 August).
“US visa entry dates are booked for Wednesday in Guyana. All relevant applications etc. have been taken care of. Beyond that, we have no control. But we're optimistic," CWI President Ricky Skerritt told on Tuesday (Aug. 2). The two games in Miami, Florida will take place on Saturday and Sunday (August 6 and 7) and teams hope to get there by Thursday. The flight time between Georgetown, Guyana and Miami is approximately five hours.
The teams aim to be there by Thursday for the two games taking place in Miami, Fla. on Saturday and Sunday (August 6 and 7). Miami and Georgetown, Guyana are connected by a five-hour flight.
At the same time, the CWI is making plans to make alternative arrangements, according to a Miami source, who said plans to hold the final two games in Florida continue. The source indicated that Trinidad will most likely be the replacement site, but the CWI president declined to talk about his board's second election.
When asked about other options, Skerritt replied, "Let's leave it at that for now." The same message was also conveyed to the series' commercial stakeholders. "The CWI will not fly the Indian team to Guyana unless they are not confident of receiving approval," the source, who is aware of the situation, said.