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    Mushtaq, Saqlain apply for UK citizenship

    KARACHI: Two of Pakistanís best spinners of the modern era, Mushtaq Ahmed and Saqlain Mushtaq, have applied for British citizenship although still playing county cricket as overseas players. ......
    http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2005-...5/sports/s2.htm


    Wonder if in an odd twist of fate, one of them ends up playing for england against pakistan in worldcup final, and pakistan loses because of them....aaaaand i think my brain is friend and ill go to sleep. having two jobs suck. but anyway, do discuss.

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    Some guys have all the luck, like these 2 guys are finally able to get out of hell and end up in paradise.

    Congrats to both of them!

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    both have said they still want to play for Pakistan - there are rumours Mushie might get picked for the England tour. The citizenship is more an intention of where they want to settle after their careers are over
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    I think mushtaq ahmed is done bro.

    saqlain mushtaq might be a possibility...lol im curious as to how it turns out.


    p.s. on a side note...check out this VIDEO. mushtaq ahmed takes on in the gut from afridi in practice. lmfao.

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    giles would be very nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nehrafan
    Some guys have all the luck, like these 2 guys are finally able to get out of hell and end up in paradise.

    Congrats to both of them!
    Uhh.. am I the only one who finds that post extremely objectionable?

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    So, if they are eligible for selection for England, what will happen to Giles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    Uhh.. am I the only one who finds that post extremely objectionable?
    Nope.. It is objectionable..

    Clearly he's unaware of what English weather is like..

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    So, if they are eligible for selection for England, what will happen to Giles?
    IIRC there's a stipulation about the qualifying residence period being satisfied & they'd be unable to play for Pakistan in the mean time. So they're only eligible if it's more than 4 years since they last played test or ODI cricket for Pakistan.

    But I guess they're more interested in just raising their families over here. IIRC Clive Lloyd is now a UK subject too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    both have said they still want to play for Pakistan - there are rumours Mushie might get picked for the England tour. The citizenship is more an intention of where they want to settle after their careers are over
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    which Mushi?

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    Is there any limits to what county's have in foregin players so by having citizenship they can free up some spots if that is the case?
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    I think Mushie and Saqqi might meet their residence criteria ( i am going by what BB said- 4 or so years since you last represented your nation)- I think Saqlain last played 1.5 years ago( so 2.5 more to go) and Mushie last played 2 or 3 years ago ( IIRC)- i dont think that is good news for Giles though- a geriatric Mushie and an offcolour saqlain are still leagues better than the wheelie bin.

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