| GEO Sports|
| Shoaib acquires work visa to represent Surrey County|
| Updated at: 0117 PST, Friday, September 05, 2008|
LONDON: With all the ups and downs in his life Pakistan’s dashing fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, the world’s fastest bowler has managed to scrap through the latest controversy by applying for and receiving his Work Visa to represent Surrey in English county circuit.
Talking to Geo News, Shoaib's brother Shahid Akhtar confirmed the pacer has received Work Visa late Thursday, the same day he was denied entry by immigration officials at the Heathrow Airport due to lack of Work Visa.
Shoaib, who left to play for Surrey on Wednesday, had a Visit Visa and since English Law requires a person to have a work permit before he is eligible to work he was sent back from transit.
A few months ago, senior batsmen Mohammed Yousuf also had to come back to Pakistan for not carrying a valid working visa and apply again.