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PSL 2021: Sarfaraz Ahmed’s departure to Abu Dhabi delayed again

Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed's file photo.
  • Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s departure to Abu Dhabi has been delayed again due to the unavailability of flights.
  • However, Sarfaraz is likely to leave for UAE tomorrow.
  • The former captain has now been issued a visit visa for travelling to Abu Dhabi, the sources inform.


KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s departure to Abu Dhabi has been delayed again due to the unavailability of flights, Geo News reported Monday.

Sarfaraz Ahmed was earlier scheduled to fly to the Gulf nation latest by tonight after the former national team captain was turned away by the immigration officials at Karachi airport over clearance issues a day earlier.

However, due to the unavailability of flights, Sarfaraz is likely to leave for UAE tomorrow.

Two flights of foreign airlines are scheduled to fly from Karachi to Abu Dhabi tomorrow via Doha and Bahrain. The Quetta Gladiators’ skipper is likely to leave for the UAE on one of the two flights, sources said.

According to sources, the former national team skipper was previously travelling on his residence visa which is not valid anymore. However, he will now be travelling to Abu Dhabi on his visit visa which has been issued by the UAE authorities.

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The former Pakistan skipper was scheduled to leave via a commercial flight at 4:00am on Sunday but was denied permission to take the flight.

Five people, including fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain, left Karachi for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. However, Sarfaraz and 10 other persons from Lahore could not get clearance for the trip to Abu Dhabi.

The Gladiators skipper had returned to the hotel from airport and is currently in quarantine.

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