Australia seamer Mitchell Starc has been deported from the UK after a problem with his visa prevented him playing for Yorkshire.
Starc, who was being lined up to play the County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire, endured a four-hour wait at Heathow Airport when he touched down at the weekend, but was initially released to head north.
Since then it has emerged that a problem with the paperwork provided by Cricket Australia has forced him to return home before coming back to England in time to face Hampshire next week.
Yorkshire had hoped a solution could be found with the Home Office in time to hand the 22-year-old left-armer a debut at Bristol on Thursday, but were left disappointed, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
A Yorkshire County Cricket spokesman was quoted as saying: "There was an error with the initial paperwork which the club are trying to sort out.
Starc was due to begin an initial five-week deal to help offset the departure of England quick Ajmal Shahzad, who was allowed to leave the club last week to join Lancashire on loan. (ANI)