PSL: Islamabad United’s ‘Tiger’ revealed without Wasim, Jones

ISLAMABAD:Islamabad United’s logo for Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been revealed on Sunday without its Director Wasim Akram and Head Coach Dean Jones.According to details, Islamabad United’s logo ‘Tiger’ had been revealed and ‘Sultan of Swing’ Wasim Akram would be the director of the team while former Australian batsman Dean Jones would be Head Coach of capital’s team.Although Wasim and Jones couldn’t attend the ceremony but in their written message, they hoped that the team would perform brilliantly in the league. They further said that this league would help Pakistan find new talent.On the other hand, newly-appointed Islamabad United’s Head Coach Dean Jones was deported after he landed at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad as he did not have a valid Pakistani visa or relevant documents authorising his stay in the country.

Jones, the former Australian Test batsman was due in the city to prepare for his team’s participation in the players draft for the league that would take place in Lahore on Monday and Tuesday.However, Jones denied he was deported from Pakistan as reported by local media that he was travelling without visa. “Ok cricket fans. My paperwork for Pakistan visa wasn’t complete due to recent change in visa policy. I have visa and not deported as reported by media”, Jones took social media to clarify the situation. “I am arriving in Lahore tonight. Please get the facts right guys, he tweeted.According to media reports, the 54-year-old was forced to return to Dubai, from where he had left for Islamabad, due to invalid travel documents. He was deported back by the same flight to the port of origin, a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official said. “Jones is expected to fly back to Islamabad tonight after top PCB and Islamabad United officials intervened to get his travel documents sorted,” he said.Last week, Jones announced he had signed up as the head coach for Islamabad United. However, he was not new to controversy as he was sacked from a commentating job in 2006 after referring to South African Muslim batsman Hashim Amla as a ‘terrorist.’


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