Fawad Ahmed's Australian citizenship bid accepted; is eligible for Ashes

Ahmed returned home from England in June after the government moved a bill through the upper house of parliament to amend the Citizenship Act to help fast-track his application.

updated: July 02, 2013 14:02 IST
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Melbourne: Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed Tuesday had his bid for Australian citizenship accepted, making him eligible to play in the upcoming Ashes series in England.

The former refugee, 31, played for Australia A last month in England and selector John Inverarity has indicated he will be considered for the Ashes squad.

"It is a dream moment for me," Ahmed said.

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