Shoaib Bashir has been granted a visa and is because of journey to affix up along with his England team-mates in India this weekend.
Bashir, a 20-year-old British Muslim of Pakistani heritage, was the one member of England’s touring get together to expertise a big delay over his software and remained grounded after a coaching camp in Abu Dhabi whereas his team-mates transferred to Hyderabad.
The England and Wales Cricket Board had hoped the matter may very well be resolved within the United Arab Emirates – the place its managing director of operations Stuart Hooper remained with Bashir – however an answer was not discovered, forcing the spin bowler to journey again to London.
His visa was subsequently granted in London, however Bashir will miss the primary Check because of the delay.
The ECB said: “We’re glad the scenario has now been resolved.”
England Check sequence in India 2024
- First Check – January 25-29 (Hyderabad)
- Second Check – February 2-6 (Vizag)
- Third Check – February 15-19 (Rajkot)
- Fourth Check – February 23-27 (Ranchi)
- Fifth Check – March 7-11 (Dharamshala)
England captain Ben Stokes remained visibly disgruntled by Bashir’s remedy as he gave his pre-match press convention and revealed he initially recommended the squad mustn’t fly to India with out their team-mate.
That concept didn’t final lengthy and he stated there was “by no means an opportunity” of boycotting the primary Check.
“Once I first discovered the information out in Abu Dhabi, I did say we should not fly till Bash will get his visa however that was a bit bit tongue in cheek,” he stated.
“I do know it is a manner larger factor, doing that. That was in all probability simply [my] feelings round the entire thing. There was by no means an opportunity that we weren’t going to journey round this however Bash is aware of he is had our full assist.
“I am fairly devastated that Bash has needed to undergo this. As a pacesetter, as a captain, when considered one of your team-mates is affected by one thing like that you just do get a bit emotional.”
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