Kevin Pietersen thanks Indian Ministry of External Affairs
MEA’s official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin had earlier replied to the England batsman’s query.
Kevin Pietersen posted a photo on Twitter © AFP
Mar 11, 2014
Kevin Pietersen on Tuesday thanked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for clearing his visa and passport for his upcoming visit to India. The MEA informed that the necessary clearance visa was received from the union sports ministry paving his way for upcoming India visit.
“It’s arrived! Thank you @MEAIndia! Always happier when I have my passport!” Pietersen wrote on his Twitter page.
On Monday, Pietersen wrote on his Twitter page to reveal that his passport is lying with the Indian embassy in the UK for the past 10 days for a job that he claimed requires barely 24 hours, and subsequently requested the MEA to help him in this regard.
In reply, MEA’s official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin replied to the England batsman’s query explaining him about the requirement of necessary approval from the Union Sports Ministry.
MEA’s official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin later in the evening tweeted that the Indian Embassy in the United Kingdom will soon grant visa to Pietersen as they have received necessary clearance from the union sports ministry, PTI reported.