Former West Indies pacer Rose deported from Auckland

Franklyn Rose was first served deportation notice in 2014 © Getty Images

Franklyn Rose, the former West Indies pacer, was deported to Jamaica from New Zealand on Tuesday after spending five weeks in prison for overstaying on a work visa which expired in 2012.

Rose, 44, played for University Cricket Club’s premier team apart from serving as a volunteer cricket coach for school kids in Auckland since moving to New Zealand in 2011. He spent the last five weeks imprisoned at central Auckland’s Mt Eden Prison.

Stuff.co.nz reported that Rose was first served deportation notice in 2014. His special application to stay back in New Zealand on “humanitarian circumstances” was dismissed by Craig Foss, the Associate Minister of Immigration.

Rose, who made his international debut in 1997, played 19 Tests and 27 ODIs in all. Rose toured New Zealand in the summer of 1999-2000 and played his final Test against England later in the season. He finished with 82 international wickets.

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