Visa delay denies India 150kmph net bowler Umran Malik ahead of T20 WC

Umran Malik and Kuldeep Sen, who caught the attention with their categorical pace in the course of the Indian Premier League, is not going to go to Australia, regardless of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) naming the duo among the many internet bowlers chosen to help the crew within the lead-up to the ICC T20 World Cup.

The rationale: Delay in getting visas for Australia.

Malik, from Jammu and Kashmir, and Madhya Pradesh’s Sen, together with Chetan Sakariya and Mukesh Chaudhary, have been the 4 pacers chosen to accompany the 15-member official squad which travelled from India to Perth to participate in warm-up video games. Sakariya and Chaudhary already had their Australia visas as they have been a part of an alternate programme, and BCCI had utilized for visas for the opposite two pacers later.


It’s learnt that Malik and Sen haven’t acquired their visas but and now the Board has determined to not ship them to Australia as Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur might be going as a substitute.

The rationale for the delay is that Malik and Sen are usually not a part of the official 15-member squad and never even standbys. In keeping with the standards set by the ICC, the gamers chosen within the squad and people within the reserve listing are eligible to get visas rapidly, however internet bowlers’ instances are usually not expedited. Other than the chosen 15, Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar have been initially named as standbyes, earlier than Chahar was dominated out as a consequence of damage.

As Malik and Sen weren’t within the official listing, the method for his or her visas took extra time than anticipated. The Indian crew flew to Perth on October 5 and Malik and Sen too had checked in on the crew lodge in Mumbai. They have been requested to remain again within the hope that their visas would come, however that didn’t occur. They ultimately flew again dwelling and Malik’s title even appeared within the Jammu and Kashmir squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

They (Malik and Kuldeep) received’t be going (to Australia) anymore as ICC might be offering internet bowlers after October 17. Anyway, different internet bowlers might be flying in a couple of days. We tried for his or her visas however couldn’t get it achieved on time. That’s why they’ve been requested to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” a BCCI official mentioned.

In the meantime, former Australia speedster Brett Lee has acknowledged that Malik ought to have been a part of the 15-man squad for the World Cup.

Umran Malik is bowling at 150 km per hour. I imply, when you could have the most effective automotive on this planet, and you allow it within the storage, what’s the purpose of getting that automotive? Umran Malik ought to have been picked within the Indian squad for the World Cup,” Lee instructed Khaleej Occasions.

Sure, he’s younger. Sure, he’s uncooked. However he bowls at 150 kmph, so get him within the crew. Get him to Australia the place the ball flies by means of. It’s totally different when you could have a man bowling at 140 kmph and a man bowling at 150 kmph.”

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