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Afghan immigrant's 20 hours under car
 
 
 The 18-year-old Afghan, who has not been named, thought he had managed to slip into the country after a 20 hour ferry crossing but his luck ran out when immigration chiefs pulled over the Nissan he was hiding in for a spot check.

A search quickly revealed the teenager hidden by the engine with a bottle of water and a blanket to ease his discomfort of being squashed into such a cramped position.

Immigration officers in Bari had pulled the car over after their suspicions were aroused by the nervousness of driver Kaloyanov Ivaylo, 24, and his passenger Georgieva Stanislava, 39, both Bulgarian, who had just arrived from Greece.

Both were immediately arrested while the illegal immigrant was helped out from under the bonnet with officers saying he was in a ''semi conscious'' state and he was taken to hospital for a check up.
 
The ferry had left Patras on Sunday morning before stopping in Igoumenitsa and then heading onto Bari and the route is popular with people smugglers who charge a minimum of 5000 Euro to get people into the country.

An immigration spokesman in Bari said:''The man was squashed into a small space between the engine and the grill of the car, under the bonnet.

''The conditions were appalling and all he had was a blanket and cushion to make it more comfortable for him as well as a bottle of water.

''We had stopped the car because the couple were very nervous and hesitant when they were asked to show their documents - from there we carried out a spot check and the teenager was found immediately.''

The teenager told immigration chiefs he had spent the crossing hidden in the car and that he had paid 6000 Euro to a gang for the crossing describing his journey as ''horrific.''
 
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                         Jayasuriya not paid after a match in Toronto

group of international cricketers say that they are still waiting for due payments after participating in a marquee event held at Toronto. The event took place at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon and saw two teams made up of international players.Billed as a way to promote cricket in Canada and Canada to the world of cricket, the 20-overs match featured players from more than a half-dozen countries including Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia and Zimbabwe.“It is not good for Canada and not good for Canada and cricket,” Sanath Jayasuriya told CBC News about the situation.Jayasuriya said he was to receive $15,000 ( Rs.1,924,730 ) to play in Toronto, as well as additional funds to cover his flight from Sri Lanka.“I’ve been playing for the last 20 years and never gone through this kind of thing before,” he said.South Africa’s Mark Boucher captained the International XI while Sri Lankan veteran led the Asia/Canada XI.Asia/Canada XI won the match as Sanath Jayasuriya scored an incredible 41 runs off just 24 balls including seven fours and a six.
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