SYDNEY: Pakistan-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja said he was being refused a visa into India for next month’s Champions League Twenty20 tournament because of his country of birth. Khawaja vented his anger on Twitter, saying, “India’s visa department need to sort their issues out. Refusing to let me travel to India as an Australian, because I wasn’t born here”. Cricket Australia confirmed Khawaja’s visa had been held up by the Indian High Commission but said they were confident of resolving the issue before the tournament.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.