World Cricket League Division 3 October 7, 2009

Visa issues end Moroccan participation

Tony Munro

Tony Munro

It has been confirmed that the Moroccan team en route to Malawi was prevented from boarding their transit flight to Blantyre to play in the World Cricket League Africa Division 3 as they were carrying only a fax, rather than visas.

"The Qatari authorities did not let them board since they did not have a formal visa but only a fax stating that visas will be awarded on arrival," a source within Moroccan cricket told Cricinfo.

As a result, Morocco were forced to withdraw from the tournament and teams due to play them received a bye. Morocco's next tournament is likely to be the North West Championships, which has been cancelled for this year and now will be played in April 2010.

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  • testli5504537 on October 12, 2009, 11:25 GMT

    This is great shame that Morocco couldn't assist such event for what ??? logisiticall issues !! very disappointing from both Moroccan and Malawi side. Some would even think that This was a political action done to stop Moroccan team to show their skills and even challenge the big countries in such competition.

    We know we have a great team; sooner or later, we will show that to the world.


  • testli5504537 on October 12, 2009, 11:12 GMT

    it's empty to force a team to go outside for formal papers, specialy to block an arabian team(the first arabian team in cricket)....really they didn't motivate this sport in morocco and in the arabian country...

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