Former West Indies cricketer deported from New Zealand
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Former West Indies test cricketer Franklyn Rose was deported from New Zealand on Tuesday after being held in prison five weeks for overstaying a work visa.
The 44-year-old Rose, a fast bowler who played 19 tests and 27 one-day internationals, had lived in New Zealand since 2011 when he was granted a work visa to coach at Auckland University Cricket Club.
His visa expired in 2012 and he worked as a volunteer cricket coach at Auckland schools before being given a deportation order in 2014.
Rose appeared in the Auckland District Court on March 4 and had since been held in Auckland's Mount Eden Prison. He left Auckland on a flight Tuesday to Jamaica when his last appeal to remain in New Zealand was dismissed by immigration minister Craig Foss.