‘The Hundred’: Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz sent back from London airport


Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz.
Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz. 

LAHORE: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz has been sent back from London airport where had landed to participate ‘The Hundred’ cricket tournament.

According to reports, the left-arm bowler was informed by the immigration authorities upon arrival that he has the wrong visa and can not be allowed to proceed.

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

Wahab will play for Trent Rockets as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile, the Australian allrounder. Mohammad Amir is another Pakistani to play 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 on their squad to play West Indies in the Caribbean.

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

Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi have shown their unavailability due to national duty.


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