Work permit regulations have torn up England's plans to use Mushtaq Ahmed as a spin coach in India.
The former Pakistan and Sussex leg-spinner had been drafted in by the England and Wales Cricket Board at the end of last season to help with spin development, including a spell with the Performance Programme in India to work with players including Monty Panesar before they link up with the Test squad.
But the ECB has failed to secure a work permit for the 38-year-old, meaning he cannot take part in the scheme.
The good news is that Mushtaq should still be able to fulfil his 100-day contract working with young spinners back in England.
The ECB have also gone to lengths to reassure the International Cricket Council, who have concerns over Mushtaq's links with the Lahore Badshahs - a member of the rogue Indian Cricket League - and also allegations of match-fixing from several years ago.
They plan to measure and monitor the performance of Mushtaq for the ICC, and added that he will come under the same terms of reference as any other member of the management staff, all of whom are required to abide by the ICC's code of conduct.