In addition, 500 spectator tickets per venue – and 1,000 tickets for Delhi – will be sent to the PCB. The ministry also clarified that the Pakistani fans would be eligible to travel to India on normal visas if they had a sponsor. Those who cannot find an Indian sponsor will face some restrictions and will have to furnish receipts for travel and stay.
Ministry sources said they had been asking the cricket board to take some responsibility for the fans who couldn't find a sponsor. Accordingly, the BCCI agreed to "suggest" to the PCB the list of hotels at each venue where the Pakistani spectators could stay. Special counters for police reporting would also be set up at these locations.