India vs England: In the six first-class matches that Shoaib Bashir has played so far, he has taken just 10 wickets.
On Wednesday, Pakistani-origin England pacer Shoaib Bashir was finally granted a visa to travel to India for the upcoming Test series after much controversy. After initially being refused a visa, the young man was asked to return to his home country after intervention from the European Central Bank.
This left England captain Ben Stokes furious. But it turns out that Bashir will be in India for the second Test. However, a spokesperson for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the government expects British citizens to be treated fairly in India visa processes.
“I cannot speak to the details of this case. But more broadly, we have previously raised issues of this kind with the High Commission. We have made clear that we expect India to treat British citizens fairly at all times in visa procedures. We have previously “We raised the issues faced by British citizens of Pakistani origin. We raised concerns about their experience applying for visas with the Indian High Commissioner in London.”
England playing XI for Hyderabad Test: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (centre), Ben Fox, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Jack Leach.
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