Mohammad Amir gets visa for Pakistan’s tour of England

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been granted visa to travel UK and will depart with the squad on 18 June for the Tour of England announced by Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday.The left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir is included in the squad for a four Test match series against England that starts from 14th July at Lords.There have been some concerns on whether Amir would be granted Visa to take participate on the tour of England after he was banned for five years involved in spot fixing scandal.He did serve his time in jail in England for almost six months.Pakistan Cricket Board did file an application for visa on the behalf of Mohammad Amir and were confident to get a green signal due to support provided by England Cricket Board.

Mohammad Amir will make his Test return on the tour of England and might play in the Pakistan side at Lords where spot fixing scandal controversy occurred in 2010.He was highest wicket taker on the last tour to England with 19 wickets at an average of 18.3.England Captain Alastair Cook also stated that he had no issues with Amir’s comeback in the Pakistan side for the tour to England.Cook did say that he has served his time but suggested that any cricketer found in match fixing must be banned for life to uphold and preserve the integrity of game.

Stuart Broad said that there was no doubt that Mohammad Amir was an exceptional talent with the ball whose career got marred by spot fixing scandal.He believed he can still produce the goods at international level given his recent string of performances after his comeback in September 2015.

 

 

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