Refugee Cricketer Fawad Ahmed Khan gets Citizenship soon

Fawad Ahmed Khan (Pashto/Urdu: فواد احمد; born 5 February 1982) is a Pashtun Australian cricketer born in Pakistan who is currently contracted to the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, having been granted Australian permanent resident status in November 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawad_Ahmed

The Pakistan-born asylum-seeker is waiting on amendments to the Citizenship Act, which The Australian understands will pass through the Senate today. Once that happens, Ahmed, who played in the recent Australia A match against Ireland, will qualify to play for Australia — there are less stringent citizenship requirements for the A team.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/cricket/fawad-ahmed-on-a-team-but-stays-in-test-running/story-e6frg7rx-1226666530892

Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has cleared the final hurdle to be eligible for the looming Ashes series in England after legislation that allows him to be granted a passport successfully passed through the Senate on Thursday afternoon.

Cricket Record:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/player/240609.html

PAKISTANI asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed is on the brink of a baggy green after amendments to the Citizenship Act were passed through the Senate today – but still faces tricky obstacles to make a dream Test debut.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/refugee-spinner-fawad-ahmed-closer-to-australian-ashes-spot-after-changes-to-citizenship-act/story-fni2usfi-1226666926365

BBC REPORT:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/22964238

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