England are currently on a 5-match Test tour in India. Ben Stokes's side has played a brilliant brand of cricket in the two Test matches they have played so far in the series winning the first one and losing the second by 106 runs. The Three Lions travelled back to Abu Dhabi as there was a long 10-day gap for the 3rd Test to begin. The team returned to India on Monday but there were security issues for the team.
Young leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed was stopped by Indian immigration officers at the Rajkot Airport on Monday evening after it was discovered that he had arrived on a single-entry visa. As per the rule person holding a single-entry visa is not allowed to exit and re-enter the country. A temporary immigration counter was set up, and officials from Jamnagar oversaw the operation.
Rehan was the only one of the 31-member English contingent who did not have the proper visa. As a result, immigration agents stopped him at Hirasar Airport because he was carrying the wrong visa. Last year he became England’s youngest men’s Test cricketer to take five wickets on Test debut.
The England team has been advised to process the visa again: Indian Cricket Board official
An Indian Cricket Board official said, "The England team has been advised to process the visa again which will be happening in the next two days. The player was allowed to enter the country with the rest of the team and he will be appearing in practice on Tuesday."
The 20-year-old is one of the three young spinners to have impressed on the Indian tour, alongside left-arm spinner Tom Hartley and off-spinner Shoaib Bashir as the latter two made their debut in India. The spin trio have picked 36 wickets so far in the series more than the Men in Blue spinners. The home side has not lost a series in the last 12 years at home and England were the last side to defeat them at home in 2012/13. They again have a chance of beating them with three Test left in the series.