England off-spinner Shoaib Bashir was on Wednesday granted visa to journey to India for the five-match Test sequence starting from Thursday, introduced the nation’s cricket board.
Bashir will now journey to India from London this weekend to hitch his teammates and might be in competition for an England Test debut for the second match at Visakhapatnam.
“Shoaib Bashir has now received his visa, and is due to travel to join up with the team in India this weekend. We’re glad the situation has now been resolved,” stated the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a press release.
The delay in issuance of an Indian visa to rookie off-spinner Bashir had snowballed into a serious controversy forward of the primary Test in Hyderabad.
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England skipper Ben Stokes known as the flip of occasions “frustrating” whereas a British authorities spokesperson demanded “fair” remedy of the teenager.
The 20-year-old Pakistan-origin cricketer, who performs for Somerset within the English county, needed to head again house from the crew’s Abu Dhabi coaching base after a protracted wait to safe an Indian visa.
“When I first found the news out in Abu Dhabi, I did say we shouldn’t fly until Bash gets his visa,” Stokes stated within the pre-match press convention forward of the primary Test.
“But that was a little bit tongue in cheek. I know it’s a way bigger thing than doing that. That was probably just emotions around the whole thing.
“I’m pretty devastated that Bash has had to go through this,” he added.