The ICC has confirmed that the Indian government has approved visas for the Pakistan squad travelling to the World Cup, less than 48 hours before the team is due to fly out to Hyderabad via Dubai. The approval came on Monday, hours after the PCB had written to the ICC expressing its displeasure at the delay in the issuance of the visas. At the time they had sent the email, approval for the visas had not been given.
But the delay had already caused the Pakistan team to cancel plans for a pre-World Cup team bonding trip to the UAE.
The Indian government was simply delaying the visas to ruffle some feathers. They're not going to say NO to hundreds of millions of dollars and damage the grand tournament by denying a former title holder. They got the Pakis to cry a little and then promptly stamped the passports.