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UK born cricketer of Pak descent denied visa by India

 Shoaib Bashir
Uncapped England spinner Shoaib Bashir has been dominated out of the opening check in opposition to India following a visa delay, in keeping with media studies on Wednesday.

Bashir, who’s of Pakistani heritage, travelled with the squad to Abu Dhabi the place England educated earlier than the crew arrived in India for the five-test sequence starting in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Uncapped Somerset spinner Bashir, nonetheless, has returned residence to kind out his visa points, in keeping with the studies.

“I discover it significantly irritating,” England captain Ben Stokes instructed the British media. “We introduced the squad in mid-December, and now ‘Bash’ finds himself and not using a visa to get right here.”

“I’m extra annoyed for him. I didn’t need this kind of state of affairs to be his first expertise of what it’s prefer to be within the England check crew. I really feel for him.”

India and Pakistan have soured political relations, and they don’t play one another outdoors multi-team occasions.

Individuals of Pakistani origin are required to submit extra particulars for acquiring an Indian visa, in keeping with the web site of the Indian Excessive Fee in London.

An England crew spokesperson was not instantly accessible to elaborate.

Australia’s Pakistan-born opener Usman Khawaja confronted the same visa delay forward of their tour of India final yr.

The Pakistan Cricket Board additionally complained a few visa subject forward of final yr’s 50-overs World Cup in India.