Pak team given Indian visas to participate in Asian Cycling Championship

Islamabad: The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has granted visas to the Pakistan cycling squad, and they will be leaving for India via Wagha Border on Saturday. Addressing a news conference on Friday, president of his own faction of the Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) Munawar Baseer said the 33rd Asian Cycling Championship had already started on Thursday in New Delhi.

Baseer said it will be first ever full-fledged participation of a Pakistan team in any Asian Championship and they will be taking part in all the events including the women event of the premier activity. Out of 12-member team, seven have been granted visas and visas of three riders are not yet issued. Baseer added the event is not yet over and they will be participating in rest of the events and they hope to fetch encouraging results as their riders are fully prepared for the Asian Championship, which will end on March 17.