Due to visa issues, Wahab Riaz sent back from London airport

 Due to visa issues, Wahab Riaz sent back from London airport

Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz

ISLAMABAD(LAHORE), 10 July: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz was sent back from the London airport over visa issues after he landed to participate in ‘The Hundred’ cricket tournament.

The left-arm bowler was informed by immigration authorities upon arrival that he has the wrong visa and can not be allowed into London.

The 35-year-old cricketer later informed reporters that he was getting the visa error rectified and will soon travel again.

Riaz will play for Trent Rockets as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile, the Australian all-rounder. Mohammad Amir is another Pakistani who is playing in the league.

The Peshawar Zalmi skipper has not played a T20I for the national team since December and is available for the English tournament after missing out the series against West Indies in the Caribbean.

He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the PSL 2021.

Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi will be unavailable due to their national duty.

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The hosts, led by stand-in skipper Ben Stokes with five debutants, thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets in the ODI series opener at Cardiff.“To be honest, we were a bit loose with the bat, and that’s why we didn’t get a big total,” said Azam after the match.“I don’t think we misread the conditions, but credit goes to their bowlers. The momentum they had, and the fact that we couldn’t get a big partnership, is why we didn’t get a big total.”The Pakistan tour features three ODI matches and three Twenty20 (T20) matches. Two days before the ODI opener, most of the England team was put under quarantine and a makeshift squad was set up.

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