Starc setback for Yorkshire
Paceman hoping to be back in time to face Hampshire next week
Well that's a first! Being deported from England...surely nothing else can go wrong can it?!?!
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Yorkshire will have to wait to hand a debut to Mitchell Starc after the Australian was deported, albeit temporarily, due to a visa issue.
The left-arm seamer had been due to play for his new employers in the LV= County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire which gets underway in Bristol on Wednesday.
However the player has now had to return home after it emerged there was a problem with the paperwork provided by Cricket Australia.
Starc, who endured a four-hour wait at Heathow Airport when he touched down at the weekend, will now hope to be back to face Hampshire next week after a solution could not be found with the Home Office in time.
Starc wrote on his Twitter account: "Well that's a first! Being deported from England...surely nothing else can go wrong can it?!?!
"Visa issue. Incorrect communication from Aus. Will be straight back to UK ASAP once sorted. In time for next @Yorkshireccc game.
"The @Yorkshireccc have been brilliant to me...disappointed I won't get to play tomorrow but good luck to the lads!"
Starc signed an initial five-week deal with the White Rose county to bolster a bowling attack that has now lost Ajmal Shahzad, who has joined Lancashire.
"Following Mitchell Starc attending an appointment with the UK Border Agency this afternoon, he has been instructed to return to Australia in order to complete the necessary visa documentation. The problem was as a result of the incorrect advice given to him in Australia," a statement from Yorkshire read.
"The necessary paperwork from Yorkshire County Cricket Club is in order and accepted by the UK Border Agency but unfortunately is insufficient to allow Mitchell to fulfil the full visa requirement.
"We are hoping this matter can be resolved quickly in Australia and that he will return as soon as possible."
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