CANBERRA: Pakistani leg-spinner Usman Qadir, the son of Test legend Abdul Qadir, has reaffirmed his desire to represent Australia at the next World Twenty20 tournament in 2020 as he pursues his eligibility for the country.
The 25-year-old has turned his back on Pakistan due to a lack of opportunity and, having moved to Australia in 2016.
Qadir impressed in taking 3-50 on his one-day debut for Western Australia. But his ultimate goal is to play internationally and says he’s “100 per cent” committed to representing Australia.
Qadir then signed a deal with the Scorchers that will be ended in 2020.
Qadir is currently living in Australia on a Temporary Activity Visa and his hoping to soon gain a Distinguished Talent visa – which would allow him to live in Australia permanently – with the view to him gaining his citizenship by 2020.