Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones on Sunday denied the reports that he was deported from Pakistan due to invalid travel documents.
Early today, it was widely reported that the 54-year-old was deported soon after he landed at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad.
However, the former batsman took to Twitter to clarify the confusion.
Adressing to cricket fans, he said “Ok cricket fans.. My paperwork for Pakistan Visa wasn’t complete due to recent change in Visa policy. I have Visa.. NOT DEPORTED as reported.”
He also asked media to get the facts right.
He was appointed as the Head Coach of Islamabad United which will take part in the recently launched franchise-based Pakistan Super League Twenty20 cricket tournament.
Jones played 52 Tests and 164 one-day internationals for Australia between 1984 to 1994.
In 2006, he was in the centre of a racism storm for saying South African batsman Hashim Amla looks “like a terrorist” due to his long beard.
And was sacked by Ten Sports as a commentator for the remark, for which he later apologised.