(Video) Cheteshwar Pujara's Sussex debut delayed by visa issues


Aryan Surana

Cheteshwar Pujara will miss the opening match of his stint as Sussex's overseas player in the County Championship because of a visa hold-up caused indirectly by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Pujara, who was dropped by the national team for their recent Test series against Sri Lanka and has been demoted in the BCCI's central contract list, had been expected to arrive in time to make his debut against Nottinghamshire on Thursday. The experienced campaigner, however, will not be available until Sussex's fixture against Derbyshire the following week due to a delay in receiving his visa.