Pakistan's experienced pace bowler, Umar Gul's departure for Australia to undergo surgery on his injured knee has been delayed due to visa problems. The delay in his departure for Australia has dimmed chances of Gul recovering in time for the tour to Zimbabwe in July. Sources close to the bowler who has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy due to his knee injury, said the visa problems had arisen because his passport had been sent to the UK high commission with the rest of the players for the Champions Trophy. – Agencies