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3 ACB workers seek asylum in London

3 ACB workers seek asylum in London

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Three employees of the Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB) have sought asylum in the United Kingdom, a source said on Monday.

A former board official, who declined to be named, confided to Pajhwok Afghan News the three workers had gone to England along with the disabled cricket team.

In response to their requests, the UK government had provided them with multiple visas.

The individuals who had sought asylum were media officer, Bakhtyar Sahil, team fizeau Dr. Khaksar and Sami Hashimi, IT manager of the ACB.

He said the three employees had travelled again to London to seek asylum after returning home.

Another source in ACB, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok one of the three individuals had created a fake email address in the name of an official and thus received a visa from the UK embassy.

The source alleged former chief executive officer of ACB Asadullah Khan was also involved in the sordid saga.

Pajhwok tried to contact Asadullah Khan for comments, but failed.

Babrak Omar, a cricket expert, said he had also come to know about the escape of the three ACB employees.

He added Azadi Radio journalist Wasil Wesal, who had been provided a UK visa by ACB, had also fled to London.

“I have heard rumors that a number of disabled cricketers have also gone back to London, or are striving to do so,” Babrak continued.

But Dr. Noman Massoud, ACB head of the disabled cricket team affairs, denied the players were hiding in London.

ACB insisted the three individuals had returned to the country from their official trip. The ACB officials are said to have been sacked.



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