Shahryar Khan disclosed on Saturday that the tainted trio of Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif might not get England’s visa for the upcoming tour as they are facing some resistance from Australia, England and New Zealand regarding their inclusion in the national side touring respective countries.
The trio was involved the spot fixing scandal in Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010, Amir and Asif bowled no-balls intentionally. The trio may face some hurdles in getting a UK visa due to the their strict law.
Mohammad Amir has made his international comeback and has toured to New Zealand, Bangladesh and India with the team, but, still, he may face trouble in getting a visa for England.
Shahryar Khan was specifically asked by the media about the visa of Amir, Asif and Butt, he replied, “We understand that there is resistance from England, Australia and New Zealand on allowing these three players to feature in tours to these countries. They are ready to forgive Amir but not the other two.”
Salman Butt has been under selectors’ radar since his return to the domestic circuit after the ban. Waqar Younis asked for Butt to be included in the World T20 squad as an opener, instead, Khurram Manzoor was sent to the Asia Cup and then Ahmed Shahzad replaced Manzoor for the mega T20 event.