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Starc agent denies blame

Australian caught up in visa red tape

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Mitchell Starc's agent has denied claims from Yorkshire that he was at fault for the visa problems that forced the Australia fast bowler to be deported.

The left-armer was advised by the UK Border Agency that he had to return home to rectify paperwork on his visa, just days after arriving in England to begin a five-week stint at the White Rose county.

"I don't want to discredit anyone, it's just an honest administrative blunder, but it's embarrassing for British authorities."

Mitchell Starc's agent Andrew Fraser

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Yorkshire chairman Colin Graves blamed Starc's agent, Andrew Fraser, for the "fiasco" - comments Fraser has denied with the backing of Cricket Australia.

In a further twist Fraser revealed Starc may now not even return to Australia, with the 22-year-old reportedly stranded in Kuala Lumpur, while a decision is made on whether he can immediately return to England.

'Correct procedure'

"We have followed the correct procedure and it's just unfortunate it couldn't be worked out at their end," Fraser told Sportal.

"It's ludicrous that it has come to this. Common sense should have prevailed.

"I don't want to discredit anyone, it's just an honest administrative blunder, but it's embarrassing for British authorities.

"I am working the phones now trying to sort it out. Hopefully we can turn him around at KL and get him back to England."