Pakistan born South African player Imran Tahir was humiliated and expelled by Pakistan High Commission in Birmingham when he went to get the visa to play for World XI in Pakistan.
The leg spinner is a part of 14-member ICC World XI squad which will be touring Pakistan later in September for a bilateral limited-overs series. The series has been organised to consolidate the steps being taken to revive international cricket in Pakistan.
He expressed his disappointment at the treatment meted out to him and posted a tweet explaining what happened with him, “Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for WorldXI in Pakistan.”
Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for WorldXI in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/VByiqV4oFh
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) September 4, 2017
Pakistan’s Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal, replied to the leg-spinner’s post promising investigation and action.
Imran sorry to read your post. We will have this investigated and action will be taken against those responsible.
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) September 5, 2017
Tahir has played 20 Tests for South Africa and has 57 wickets to his name, but it is the shorter formats of the game where he has made his name known, picking up 132 wickets in 78 ODIs and 55 wickets in 31 T20Is.
The Pakistan vs World XI matches will be played in Lahore on September 12, 13 and 15.