Rehan Ahmed’s visa issue sorted, great job by BCCI: Ben Stokes | Cricket News

Feb14,2024



New Delhi: The worried England camp has expressed relief after the teenage spinner Rehan AhmedThe visa issue was resolved on Wednesday morning.
captain of england ben stokesBefore the third Test, he told that Rehan's visa issue was soon resolved after the intervention of the Indian government. bcci,
19-year-old leg spinner Ahmed had trouble returning to India after the team's 10-day break in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistani-origin spinner Ahmed had a single-entry visa on arrival in Rajkot, but was able to complete his paperwork a day before the start of the third Test against India.
“It's always an anxious period for anyone to wait for this, but thankfully we got it done this morning, and the people at the airport did a great job of getting him the visa initially, and the BCCI and Everyone, Stokes said, the government should get the visas done quickly.
He said, “We don't have to worry about those issues now, we were confident that we would get the visa for Rehaan before the games started.”
Earlier, before the start of the series, off-spinner Shoaib Bashir also faced visa problem and he reached Hyderabad on the third day of the first Test.
Stokes praised Ahmed for handling the situation well.
“There were no thoughts about not playing with them this week, the good thing about youngsters is they take everything in their stride,” he said.
“He handled a situation that could have affected a lot of people in different ways, very well for such a young kid. Rehaan, in the Test matches he has played, he has done very well and he Everything has been resolved.” We've asked him,” Stokes said.
England have made one change for the match starting in Rajkot on Thursday, with Mark Wood coming in as the second seamer along with James Anderson.
Spinner Shoaib Bashir made way for Wood after England decided to change the combination of three spinners and one seamer, which they have used in the five-match series so far. The series is currently tied at 1-1.
England XI: Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Ben Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
(With inputs from PTI)



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