Cricket: Canada visa trouble was PCB's fault - Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf indicated the visa problems he faced in travelling to Canada were the result of the PCB's bungling, rather than any indiscretion on his part. Yousuf was selected in Pakistan's Twenty20 squad to take part in a four-nation tournament in Toronto in August. But he couldn't travel because he wasn't given a visa in time by Canadian authorities. None from the board, the High Commission or Yousuf provided a satisfactory explanation at the time about why he wasn't given a visa.
Yousuf said he was also not given a proper explanation. "Shafqat Naghmi told me my visa form wasn't filled out correctly. Which player has ever filled out a visa form for a start? Then there were reports that it might be because of a Tableegh [Islamic preaching mission] issue. Well I last went to Canada in 1999 and I was Christian then, so that isn't correct. I received a letter of objection later saying I had apparently applied for a residency visa which is ridiculous."