Prithvi Shaw stopped from travelling to Goa without an e-pass, allowed to leave after obtaining one

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India opener Prithvi Shaw was stopped by police for travelling without an e-pass near a Maharashtra village on Wednesday. Shaw was travelling to Goa for a vacation, police have said.

India opener Prithvi Shaw (AFP Image)

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  • Prithvi Shaw was stopped by police for travelling without an e-pass
  • Shaw was en route Goa when police stopped him near a Maharashtra village
  • The Maharashtra government has made it mandatory to obtain a pass for travelling

India batsman Prithvi Shaw was stopped while on his way to Goa in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra for travelling without an E-Pass, a police official said on Friday.

The incident took place at Amboli on Wednesday morning when the young cricketer was heading for Goa in his car, said the official. He was allowed to leave after obtaining a pass. Shaw, who returned to Mumbai, his hometown, after the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches were postponed due to coronavirus crisis, was going to Goa for vacation, he said.

The Maharashtra government has made it mandatory to obtain a pass for travelling in its efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic. Shaw had applied for an E-Pass but set out for Goa before it was issued. He only had a token issued against the application, the official said. After the police stopped him in Amboli, he applied for the pass online afresh and got it in an hour. He was then allowed to proceed, the official said.

The 21-year-old opener has been overlooked for the Test series and the World Test Championship final. Shaw was part of the Test squad in Australia but he was dropped after the first Test in Adelaide. It has emerged that Shaw’s name was not discussed during the selection meeting on Friday.

However, Shaw returned to peak form, albiet in white-ball cricket, hitting a record-setting 827 runs in Mumbai’s title-winning campaign in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Shaw continued his fine run of form in IPL 2021, hitting 308 runs in 8 matches for Delhi Capitals.

(With input from PTI)

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