Pakistani International Sohail Tanvir's arrival for Worcestershire's FLt20 campaign has been delayed.
Following Tanvir's recent selection for the Pakistan Twenty20 squad to tour Sri Lanka, and his further call up to the One Day International squad, it was initially anticipated that Tanvir would arrive in England early next week.
Chief Executive, David Leatherdale, commented, "changes to the Visa licensing regulations for overseas players meant that Sohail was unable to complete the Visa process before leaving for Sri Lanka some three weeks ago.
"After an unexpected extended stay with the Pakistan national team for the One Day International matches, it was hoped that the final part of Sohail's visa application to visit the UK could be completed while in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. Sohail will now be travelling back to Pakistan on conclusion of the One Day series on Tuesday to complete the process.
"It is expected that Sohail will then be able to join us early in the week commencing 25th June for our last five important group matches. We hope that he will make the same impact as he did in the two match series against Sri Lanka, which saw him win the man of the series."