Wahab Riaz hoodwinked by travel agent
Pakistan’s senior pacer Wahab Riaz has been deported from England, where his team is currently playing a white-ball series owing to a visa mess up, reported 24NewsHd TV channel Friday.
Wahab Riaz was hoodwinked by his travel agent as he sent the bowler to England for taking part in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.
Wahab will represent the Trent Rockers in the event.
Wahab Said he was told by the travel agent that he would get the work permit on arrival at the airport in England.
However, when he reached England, he was deported for not having a work permit.
Wahab said he would re-apply for the work visa and will leave for England again.
The Rockets roped in Riaz, the second-leading wicket-taker in the recent edition of Pakistan Super League as a replacement of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who decided to give the 100-ball tournament a miss.
The league will take place from July 21 to August 21 this summer and feature eight city-based teams based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and two in London.
The left-arm pacer was not considered by the selectors for the England series, where Pakistan plays three ODIs and as many T20Is. The visitors were crushed by nine wickets in the opening game after they tumbled for 141 in 35.2 overs, with England finishing the chase in 21.5 overs with 9 wickets to spare.