Ahmed entered India on the single entry visa before departing the country for England's rest week in Abu Dhabi following the second Test
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Rehan Ahmed is waiting to hear whether he can play in the third Test after the England tour was hit by more visa issues.Ahmed was held briefly at Rajkot airport when the team returned to India after their break in the UAE because he only had a single entry visa.
He was eventually allowed to leave and the England team travelled to their hotel in Rajkot on Monday night together. Officials are confident the situation can be resolved in the next 48 hours but after the problems with Shoaib Bashir’s visa at the start of the tour, there will be an anxious wait until Ahmed is cleared with an emergency visa to stay in the country.
It is staggering that after all publicity and problems around Bashir’s visa that it was not noticed that Ahmed only had a single entry visa for India. The trip to the UAE was organised months ago. Ahmed, like Bashir, has Pakistani heritage although it is not clear if that will be an issue this time.
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