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Former Jamaica cricketer Franklyn Rose deported from New Zealand

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 11:15 AM
Franklyn Rose

Former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Franklyn Rose is on his way back to the island after being deported from New Zealand for breaching immigration laws.

Rose, who featured in 19 test matches for the West Indies, was sent on a flight to Jamaica, despite a last minute request from his legal representative Ramya Sathiyanathan from McClymont & Associates, to suspend the deportation.

Sathiyanathan cited Rose's "humanitarian circumstances" and noted that the former right arm fast bowler had suffered from depression after being detained by Immigration New Zealand and held at the Mt Eden prison for over a month.

Rose had overstayed in the country, having not held a valid visa since 2012 and was first served a deportation order in 2014.

He was originally granted a work visa when he was offered a position as a coach for the University of Auckland's Cricket Club.

Rose has also worked as a volunteer at a number of cricket clubs and the Salvation Army.