IPL 2021: Afghan Spinner Yet to Get Entry Visa, says SRH Officials

Story Highlights
  • SRH officials hold talk for entry visa for Afghan spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman.
  • Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals back in action for the second leg.
  • DC and SRH to clash on September 22 in UAE.

With several players in the UK, the IPL franchises are in a tough spot over the arrival of their players. SunRisers Hyderabad franchise has raised a concern over the arrival of its Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman. Sources reveal that the franchise is still in talks with the UAE govt over the visa to be issued to the Afghan player.

In the meanwhile, the franchise confirmed the arrival of star spinner Rashid Khan and all rounder Mohammed Nabi in UAE. Currently, the duo is fulfilling the 6 day mandatory quarantine. SunRisers would play their first game in the second half of the cash rich league on September 22 against Delhi Capitals.

Likewise Delhi Capitals also expressed pleasure as the right handed batsman Shrays Iyer was back in action. Iyer had missed the first leg of the season after sustaining an injury however, managed to bounce back in the second season. DC Captain Kaif in an interaction stated, “There has been a big break after the first half of the IPL, but we are fortunate that most of the players have been playing international cricket regularly. We have a well-balanced side as there are players with international cricket experience and domestic players, who have been putting in good performances. “The first match is going to be crucial for us. Our performance in the first match will set the momentum for us,” he added.

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