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Cricket Board: England’s Bashir Receives a Visa to India

Cricket board: England’s Bashir receives a visa to IndiaHyderabad: The country’s cricket board announced on Wednesday that England spinner Shoaib Bashir has obtained his visa to India and will travel with the touring team this weekend. The 20-year-old Muslim of Pakistani descent who was born in Britain was not able to travel to India with the rest of the team after attending a training camp in Abu Dhabi. He was also unable to play in the first of the five Tests that began on Thursday.

In order to complete the necessary documentation for his entry into India, the Somerset off-spinner had to take a plane from Abu Dhabi back to London. According to a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board, “Shoaib Bashir has now received his visa and is due to travel to join up with the team in India this weekend.” “We’re happy that the issue has been resolved.”

The UK government reportedly stepped in to expedite the situation. ESPNcricinfo was informed by a government representative that “we absolutely expect India to treat British citizens fairly at all times in its visa process.” The problems British nationals of Pakistani descent encounter when requesting visas from the Indian High Commission in London have been brought up before.

At a press conference on the eve of the first match, England captain Ben Stokes expressed his “devastation” at the treatment the young spinner received. The England captain admitted, “I was a little tongue in cheek when I said we shouldn’t fly until Bash gets his visa when I first heard the news in Abu Dhabi.”

“I realize that’s a much bigger thing to do. That was most likely just how I felt about the whole thing. We always had the intention of getting around this, but Bash is aware of our unwavering support.

Previous Pakistani-born cricket players have experienced difficulties entering India; batsman Usman Khawaja arrived late for Australia’s tour of the nation last year. In addition, the Pakistani cricket team encountered difficulties getting visas in time for the India ODI World Cup last year.

On and off the field, India and Pakistan, its neighbor, are fierce rivals. Sports ties have been impacted by the protracted diplomatic impasse between the two nuclear-armed countries, as India refuses to travel to Pakistan or participate in ICC events there.

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After the uncapped spinner was compelled to return home, Indian captain Rohit Sharma expressed sympathy for Bashir. On the eve of the first game, which begins on Thursday, Rohit told reporters in Hyderabad, “I really feel bad for him.” He went on, “Unfortunately, I’m not seated in the visa office to provide you with more details.” However, I’m hoping he can arrive soon, take in our nation, and play some cricket. The British government could not “speak to the process and what’s happened in this individual case,” according to a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office earlier, but they had brought up the larger issue with the Indian government.

“Total beast”

Despite the absence of Shield, England has selected four spinners for the first Test on Thursday, including Joe Root, an occasional off-spinner, and Test debutant Tom Hartley. Although Stokes stated the team was ready to play on any surface, spin is predicted to play a significant role on Indian pitches.

He stated, “You don’t want to go in with any preconceived ideas, but you have to think that the ball is going to turn in India.” “Any team that visits India faces a difficult task. There’s no denying that, in their native environment, India is a complete beast. Star batsman Virat Kohli, who pulled out of the first two Test matches for personal reasons, leaves India without him. AFP



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