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Khwaja cleared for Indian visa

cricket Updated: Aug 11, 2011 00:33 IST

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A day after he was denied an Indian visa, Australian cricketer Usman Khwaja was issued one to compete in the Champions League Twenty20 next month with the Indian Consulate in Melbourne insisting that the initial rejection had nothing to do with him being born in Pakistan.

“Mr Khawaja’s visa application was originally submitted with incomplete and incorrect documentation. This has since been rectified by Mr Khwaja, and his visa application is now under process,” a statement from the consulate said.

Khawaja had yesterday tweeted that the denial of visa was because he was born in Pakistan.

“Indian Visa department need to sort their issues out. Refusing to let me travel to India as an Australian, because I wasn’t born here. Wow,” Khwaja had said.