The two-year-old son of India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza has been granted a visa by the United Kingdom. Sania will now soon leave for England for the grass court season. The six-time Grand Slam champion was to begin her grass court season at the Nottingham Open of the WTA 250 from June 6. However, due to the delay in getting the visa, she will no longer be able to participate in this tournament. Sania will have to stay in Quarantine for 10 days after reaching England.
Sania will take part in the Birmingham Open from June 14. She will then participate in the Eastbourne Open from June 20 and Wimbledon from June 28. Sania will benefit from these tournaments in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Sania thanked Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Indian Ministry of External Affairs by tweeting after getting visa to her son. Sania tweeted, “I would like to thank Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, Indian Embassy in UAE & UK, SAI and British Government for helping my son Izhaan and my sister get visa to travel to UK with me.”
I would like to thank the Union Sports Minister, @KirenRijiju sir Indian Embassies in (UAE and UK),@Media_SAI and the British Govt for helping my son Izhaan and my sister Anam get the visa to enable them to travel with me to UK for the tournaments.Very grateful @PMOIndia
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 3, 2021
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also wished Sania Mirza. Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “India is proud of your achievements and the many honors you have brought to India. Sania Mirza as you look forward to representing India in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
are preparing. Our best wishes are with you and the entire Indian Olympic contingent.
India is proud of your achievements and many laurels you’ve brought for India. @MirzaSania as you prepare to represent India once again in the coming Olympics #Tokyo2020 , our wishes are with you & the entire Indian Olympic contingent🇮🇳 https://t.co/SBInUP5KKB
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 3, 2021
Significantly, the Sports Ministry had requested the intervention of the Ministry of External Affairs for the visa of Sania Mirza’s two-year-old son. After this, the Ministry of External Affairs had assured him of help.
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