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India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has finally been granted his UK visa, which will allow him to travel to the country and represent Derbyshire for the remainder of the ongoing County season.
Pujara will be in the UK in time for Derbyshire’s next County Championship match against Glamorgan.
“We knew the deadlines were tight but – because it’s such a key signing for the club – we have worked hard to make it happen,” Derbyshire chief executive Simon Storey said. “As well as giving the team a boost going into the final games of the season, Pujara’s signing is also an important part of our strategy to build on the work of our India Club and engage with a new generation of Derbyshire cricket fans here in the city.
“It’s been a pretty tense period as we waited for visa approval and we’re really grateful to MP Chris Williamson who has been helping us track progress on the visa and giving us confidence that we were on course for a timely completion.”