Former Barbados player granted three-year permit

Hartley Alleyne allowed to stay in UK

Cricinfo staff

January 8, 2008

Text size: A | A

Hartley Alleyne, the former first-class player turned coach, has been given permission to remain in the UK for another three years after he had faced the threat of deportation.

Alleyne played for Barbados, Worcestershire, Kent and Natal during a 13-year career before moving into coaching at St Edmund's school in Canterbury. Despite working in the UK for many years and gaining a coaching qualification, which he thought would get him a work permit, last year Alleyne was told he would have to leave.

His local MP, Julian Brazier, took up the case and Alleyne, who said this result "felt like winning the Lotto", thanked everyone for their support.

"It has been a very long, hard slog which has been dragging on for some eight months," he told the BBC. "But I'm glad common sense has at last prevailed and I cannot thank enough all the people, both locally and across the country, including Mr Brazier, for their help."

Brazier added: "This is a tolerable result - obviously it would have been better if Hartley had been given permission to remain here permanently - but he now has a strong chance of eventually gaining the full citizenship that he deserves."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Country Fixtures Country Results
SAf Invit XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
1st unofficial Test: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Paarl
Jan 11-14, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
England XI v Act Inv XI at Canberra
Jan 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
England XI v PM's XI at Canberra
Jan 14, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Australia v England at Sydney
Jan 16, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days