Finally Azhar Mahmood gets visa, joins Kings XI soon

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, who is now a British citizen, has finally been granted an Indian visa and will be joining his IPL team, Kings XI Punjab soon.

Gilchrist, Kings XI Punjabs’ captain cum coach informs, “I have just been told that he has received a visa.” He further added that Mahmood (37) should be joining the squad soon and that would be nice.

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Mahmood, who has featured in 21 Tests and 143 ODIs for Pakistan, was bought by KXIP for US $200,000 but not been able to play in the IPL as he was not granted the Indian visa.

Earlier, the team management, to hide the status, had said Mahmood had himself taken a short break because of domestic reasons.

The Punjab team is hoping to bolster their bowling and batting attack by Mahmood’s presence, as they are also without English pacer Stuart Broad, who was ruled out because of injury.

Mahmood will be the only former Pakistani player to feature in this season’s IPL.

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