Pakistan are waiting to sort out visas for their players before announcing the squad for the four-nation Twenty20 tournament in Canada. According to a report in the News, Canadian authorities have refused to issue visas for all members of the preliminary team named by the PCB, and will only do so for the final 15-member unit.
The PCB named a 20-man squad in September, but more names, including that of Mohammad Yousuf, were included in the list submitted to the board . "We have delayed the team announcement till the time the visa issue is resolved," Shafqat Naghmi, the PCB's chief operating officer, said. "Hopefully we will receive the passports tomorrow and then the team will be announced."
The delay has given Pakistan's selectors additional time to watch the players taking part in the RBS Twenty20 Cup, which concludes on October 8. The Canada tournament also features Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and the hosts, and runs from October 10-14.