England encountered extra visa points on Monday when their younger leg spinner Rehan Ahmed was intercepted by authorities on the Hirasar airport in Rajkot on Monday (February 12) from coming into the town because the English staff made its means again to the nation from Dubai.
It’s believed that the Nottingham-born didn’t have the required paperwork and therefore the airport authorities intercepted him.
As per a report in Sportstar, Rehan solely had a single-entry visa and that led to the difficulty whereas the opposite English gamers had been allowed to take a look at.
Notably, this isn’t the primary time an England participant has encountered visa points whereas coming into the nation.
Shoaib Bashir, England’s newly found spin weapon, could not arrive in time with the remainder of the squad because of a delay within the issuing of his visa. In consequence, Bashir was not out there for choice within the first Take a look at of the five-match sequence on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.
England’s pacer, Ollie Robinson, narrowly escaped a visa row himself after he obtained his visa simply within the nick of time earlier than England boarded the flight to Hyderabad from Abu Dhabi for the primary Take a look at.
“There was an error on the ECB – I feel they should have simply put an preliminary improper, or one letter should have been improper. It did not move. He was like, ‘you are not coming to India – you need to keep right here for an additional evening… it might be two nights, might be three nights, do not understand how lengthy it’ll take.’ Fortunately, I wakened within the morning to a pleasant message from Wayne saying ‘visa’s right here’,” Robinson revealed on his podcast, Chatting balls.
England’s Take a look at squad:
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson, Mark Wooden, Ollie Robinson, Daniel Lawrence, Gus Atkinson.