4 members of the Afghanistan U19 staff have headed to UK as an alternative of their nation.© Instagram
Four members of the Afghanistan U19 World Cup squad have chosen to journey to the UK as an alternative of travelling again to Afghanistan together with their different teammates. The 4 members are presently in London and their transit visas are set to run out on February 8, reported ESPNcricinfo. Afghanistan had completed fourth within the recently-concluded U19 World Cup. At present, it’s not recognized whether or not the 4 members are searching for asylum within the UK. Afghanistan Cricket Board has additionally not formally commented on the matter. Nevertheless, the calls asking the members to return residence have risen.
As per UK authorities guidelines, an individual can keep within the nation for not more than 48 hours on a transit visa.
After the Taliban assumed energy in Afghanistan final yr, greater than 1,00,000 Afghans together with at the very least one former president, bureaucrats, sportspersons, and civilians left the nation instantly.
Former Afghanistan participant Raees Ahmadzai, who was the top coach throughout the World Cup, has stated that he hopes that the gamers would rethink their choice and head again to the nation.
“They acquired my messages. However they haven’t responded but. I advised them Afghanistan wants them. Sports activities and cricket have finished so much for Afghanistan. The assist we bought throughout the World Cup was superb, unbelievable. Generally while you do issues on your nation, it is going to imply so much for you in your complete life,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Ahmadzai as saying.
India had gained the U19 World Cup after defeating England within the summit conflict on Saturday. This was India’s fifth U19 World Cup title.
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