Pacer will be a part of the visiting Bangladesh aspect in South Africa. PHOTO: AFP
DHAKA: Bangladesh quick-bowler Rubel Hossain flew out to hitch the tour of South Africa on Friday after his departure was delayed by a weird case of mistaken id involving a glance-a-like namesake with a felony report.
Rubel departed almost every week late after officers proved he was not the unknown man barred by South African authorities, who had the identical identify, comparable private particulars and seemed equivalent in his photograph.
“We acquired (from South African authorities) a photograph, identify and different info and all this stuff utterly matched with Rubel although the individual was totally different,” Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan advised reporters.
Bangladesh’s Rubel denied entry to South Africa
“(The individual) that they had banned was not our participant Rubel. There was an identical sort of individual whose identify, date of start and all different info have been comparable, which confused them,” he stated.
Final week Rubel, who has taken 32 wickets from 24 Tests with one 5-wicket haul, was prevented from boarding a flight to South Africa when he was denied immigration clearance.
Due to the delay, Rubel missed a 3-day heat-up match at Benoni, however he ought to be out there for the primary Test which begins at Potchefstroom on September 28.
The second and remaining Test might be performed in Bloemfontein staring on October 6. Bangladesh misplaced all 4 Tests in South Africa by an innings margin throughout their earlier two visits in 2002 and 2008.
They may even play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals throughout their month-lengthy tour.
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