Fawad Ahmed joins Melbourne Renegades

The Pakistani legspinner Fawad Ahmed, who was recently granted asylum in Australia, has joined the Melbourne Renegades for the Big Bash League.
Ahmed, whose application to remain in Australia was initially rejected, played ten first-class games in Pakistan from 2005 to 2009 and has been bowling to Australia’s Test players in the nets over the past couple of weeks to help them prepare for their series against South Africa.
“Fawad has faced and overcome so many hurdles to arrive at this point of his life,” Stuart Coventry, the Renegades chief executive, said. “He’s now ready to explore the…

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