Shamsi, Van der Dussen out CPL

(Trinidad Guardian) South African players Tabraiz Shamsi and Rassie Van der Dussen will not feature in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament this year.

Both men are having problems securing a travel visa to get to T&T in time for August 1 to go into quarantine ahead of the tournament. Shamsi was drafted by the Jamaica Tallawahs and manager Jeff Miller states that he has been trying to get the visa to no avail.

“Shamsi has been making appointments at the US Embassy in South Africa as well as the UK Embassy but every time he gets an appointment he then gets a message stating that it has been cancelled. It has been frustrating for him to get his visa. The two routes out are the US and England but he has not been getting an opportunity to be interviewed for his visa,” said Miller.

Also losing out on their international player is the St Kitts/Nevis Patriots who will have to do without the services of Rassie van der Dussen. The South African is also having problems in obtaining a visa to get out to the Caribbean.

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