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Weekend T20's
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 18:50
Elgar in for Abel, apart from that same eleven as last t20 match.
(as per mail out)

Still no place for Peter Treo.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 13/08/2017 14:13 by Grockle.

Re: Weekend T20's
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 20:06
Once again all T20 matches sold out for the second year running.

Re: Weekend T20's
Scrumper (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 20:21
Still no Fakhar (Sm19)

Re: Weekend T20's
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 20:34
Still no Fakhar

From cricinfo

He has obtained a work permit - which should prove the hard part - and is now just waiting for a visa

Re: Weekend T20's
Grockle (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 20:40
Need him for the CC games. We've got this far in the T20 without him.


Re: Weekend T20's
Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 21:33
Not really on the weekend but seems fun:

Weston-super-Mare CC v James Hildreth's Somerset XI

Tuesday August 15th 2017

Gates Open 4pm, Match starts 5.15pm, Entry £5 adults, £2 juniors.

It's in Weston, good luck lads!

Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 21:54
Why the hell are a work permit and a visa separate? Absurd

Re: Weekend T20's
Grockle (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 22:06
To make it more awkward?


Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 22:11
That'll be it!

Re: Weekend T20's
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 22:31
Fakhar News?


Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Weekend T20's
Scrumper (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 23:20
No Fakhar.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2017 23:21 by Scrumper.

Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
11 August, 2017 23:40
But, seriously, a work permit means you are allowed to work, whereas a visa means you can enter the country.

But commmon sense says that nobody should be allowed to work in the UK, if they are not allowed to enter the country!

Being granted a visa without a work permit makes sense (for example, holidaymakers from certain nations) The other way around?

An utter nonsense.

Re: Weekend T20's
wsm fan (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 07:20
100% home record so far.
About time we beat Kent!
Glamorgan blew up Friday night.
2 home wins this weekend and we are through.
Dean in for Tom today.
Forecast set fair.

Re: Weekend T20's
Wickham (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:01
AG: you have failed to take into account that visas are granted for specific purposes. In this case, Fakhar has applied for a work visa. The issues which are considered by the authorities when deciding whether to grant a visa are broader than those considered when deciding whether to permit someone to work. It would be a nonsense to grant a work visa before determining that someone has permission to work!

The Home Office website indicates that 90% of non-settlement visa applications submitted in Islamabad are determined within 10 days.

Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:09
Well unless we waited until the day that we announced this move to begin the process, we should be a very long way indeed past ten days by now!?

Wickham - so what's the difference between a "work permit," and a "work visa," - surely the former means you are allowed to work in the UK and the latter means... er, that you are allowed to enter the UK to work?

Or are you saying that the cricinfo story which draws a distinction between the two is wrong?

Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:14
Regardless, Zaman seems unlikely to be coming anyway:


See the Somerset news thread too. Amir won't be available for Essex at Chelmsford either if this is true.

(and whilst some may rush to say 'oh it's just the Pak media, probably not true, perhaps worth remembering that the Zaman story was originally dismissed here in similar terms, only for Matthew to confirm its veracity).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2017 09:16 by AGod.

Re: Weekend T20's
Cleavo (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:21

Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:26
Story is definitely true.


Somebody get on to Matthew and advise him, urgently in case he hasn't seen this.

Re: Weekend T20's
Botham (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:28
My wife and I are making a rare visit and we'll watch from the Thatchers Terrace, tomorrow and on TV today

Re: Weekend T20's
AGod (IP Logged)
12 August, 2017 09:29
So what now?

Duminy, perhaps? I think the Saffer ODIs finish end of August (vs Bangla).

Wouldn't be available for Essex but would for the final four (or is it three?)

Get him now as overseas, then use the opportunity to chat him up for Kolpak going forward?

Other than doing nothing and just sticking with what we have, does anybody have any definitively better ideas?

(apparently, the Indian guys may only be available for two games).

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