Amir got UK visa, PCB officially announces


The Pakistan Cricket Board formally announced on Thursday that Mohammad Amir has been granted the UK visa by the authorities and he will travel with the team to England.

“The PCB has been officially informed that the UK Government has approved the visa for Muhammad Amir,” said an official statement issued.

The left-arm pace sensation faced some hurdles in getting the UK visa due to his conviction for spot fixing in 2010 when Pakistan was touring England.

Amir, who was just an 18-year old then, was sentenced for six months in a young offender’s institute in England plus the International Cricket Council banned him from every kind of cricket activities for five years.

Mohammad Amir made his international comeback against New Zealand earlier this year. The world witnessed that the speedster still has got the spark in him, he featured in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the World T20 in India as well.

Pakistan will fly to England on 18th June, where they will attend a training camp in Hampshire before kicking off the tour officially. They will play the first test match on July 14th of the four-match test series.

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