LAHORE: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz was sent back from the London airport over visa issues after he landed to participate in ‘The Hundred’ cricket tournament.
The left-arm bowler was informed by immigration authorities upon arrival that he has the wrong visa and can not be allowed into London.
The 35-year-old cricketer later informed reporters that he was getting the visa error rectified and will soon travel again.
Riaz will play for Trent Rockets as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile, the Australian all rounder. Mohammad Amir is another Pakistani who is playing 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 the series against West Indies in the Caribbean.
He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the PSL 2021.
Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi will be unavailable due to their national duty.