Cricket Australia stay clear of Starc visa controversy
Cricket Australia yesterday denied having anything to do with Mitchell Starc being thrown out of Britain, as the fast bowler attempted to play down the visa problems that saw him deported.
The left-armer was due to leave London Tuesday evening with his English side Yorkshire, blaming either Cricket Australia or Starc’s agent for problems with his paperwork.
The 22-year-old arrived at Heathrow Airport at the weekend and was initially cleared to remain, but will not now make his Yorkshire debut against Gloucestershire. Cricket Australia said the issue had nothing to do with them.
“Mitchell is on annual leave and decided to organise a short-term contract with Yorkshire. It has absolutely nothing to do with us,” a spokesman told AFP.