Tuesday Jun 07, 2016
KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Amir's visa for England tour has been approved, reported Geo News on Tuesday. Amir was named in Pakistan’s 17-member squad for the Test series against England.
The Pakistan team would leave for England on June 18 to play four Tests, five One Days, and one T-20.
Amir who was banned from cricket for five years following the Lord s spot fixing scandal in 2010 along with the then captain Salman Butt and fellow pacer Mohammad Asif had submitted a visa application to the UK high commission in Islamabad last month.
The PCB had prepared a separate case for Amir while sending documents of other players for their visa to the UK High Commission in Islamabad.
The PCB chief had written a letter to the UK High Commissioner seeking special and sympathetic consideration on Amir’s visa.
The board was also in touch with the England and Wales Cricket Board who has been positive and cooperative in this matter right from the beginning, Associated Press of Pakistan quoted sources as saying.
The source said that the PCB had only decided to apply for a visa for Amir after legal consultations.