Former Windies cricketer deported from New Zealand

Wellington, April 13 (IANS) Former West Indies cricketer Franklyn Rose has been deported from New Zealand, the country’s immigration department has confirmed.

Rose, who played 19 Tests for the West Indies, was deported after having lived in New Zealand without a visa for four years, reports CMC.

His legal representative Ramya Sathyanathan said on Tuesday a last minute request to suspend the deportation on humanitarian grounds failed. The right-arm bowler has been in a New Zealand prison for the past five weeks after being detained.

Sathyanathan says Rose suffered depression, which worsened as a result of his five week detention at Mt. Eden prison.

Rose was originally granted a work visa when he was offered a position as coach for the University of Auckland Cricket club, but has not had a valid visa since 2012.

He was told he would be deported in 2014 having worked for the Salvation Army and a number of Auckland Schools in the interim in a coaching role. The former West Indies player was deported on a flight to Jamaica.

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