Sania Mirza together with her son Izhaan Mirza Malik.
NEW DELHI: The sports activities ministry has approached the British authorities, by way of the Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA), to grant visa to the two-year-old son of ace tennis participant Sania Mirza in order that she will take the toddler together with her whereas she participates in a sequence of competitions in the UK, forward of the Tokyo Olympics.
Sania will likely be collaborating within the Nottingham Open on June 6, adopted by the Birmingham Open on June 14, the Eastbourne Open on June 20 and Wimbledon on June 28. Although Sania has been granted a visa to journey to Nottingham, her son and his caretaker haven’t obtained UK visas owing to the journey restrictions on Indian travellers.
Sania, who is part of the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), approached the ministry requesting for assist with the visa of her son and his caretaker. Sania acknowledged that she can not depart a two-year-old little one behind as she travels for a month.
The request was instantly taken up by the ministry and a letter has already been despatched to MEA requesting them to take up the matter within the UK by way of the Indian Embassy in London.
“We obtained this request for Sania just a few days again, and I felt that it can be crucial that as a mom Sania be allowed to take her two-year-old son alongside in order that she will take part with a free thoughts with out worrying for her little one again house. I’ve authorized the request and the ministry officers have initiated the method with the MEA. The ministry’s effort has at all times been to offer each assist to our athletes. We’re hopeful that the UK Authorities will see benefit on this case and permit the kid to journey with Sania,” mentioned sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju.