Imran Tahir faces an unfortunate situation before being rescued at Consulate of Pakistan, Birmingham
Imran Tahir will represent World XI during the T20 series against Pakistan in Lahore.
Updated - Sep 5, 2017 4:22 pm
South African spinner Imran Tahir has issued a statement after being mistreated by the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham. Tahir had gone to the Consulate to secure Pakistani visas for his family members. He also added that he had to wait for five long hours, which he termed as a ‘painful trauma’, and said that he was expelled after that by the staff, as the office hours were over. The international cricketer then reached out to the High Commissioner lbn e Abbas, who made sure the process gets done.
The Proteas spinner has been included in the World XI squad for the three-T20 match series against Pakistan. Tahir had earlier agreed on a short-term release with Derbyshire to allow him to feature in the series, which takes place from 12th September to 15 September.
Director of Cricket, Kim Barnett said: “Everyone at the club would like to wish Imran a safe and successful trip. It’s a great opportunity for him and we look forward to welcoming him back for the final two fixtures of the season. “This will now provide an opportunity for other guys to get the first-class experience and push for a place, for this season and beyond. “We have a very talented squad who are all determined to do well and have a successful end to the four-day campaign.”
Tahir’s national skipper and teammate Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI side. Both of them will be joined by Proteas batsman Hashim Amla, pacer Morne Morkel and David Miller. England´s ICC World Twenty20 2010 winning captain Paul Collingwood, West Indies´ Darren Sammy, Bangladesh´s Tamim Iqbal and Australia´s George Bailey will also be part of the World XI. All the three games will be played in Lahore.
The statement from Tahir on the latest incident has been posted on Twitter. Here is the post:
Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for WorldXI in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/VByiqV4oFh
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) September 4, 2017