PSL 2019

Mohammad Amir to join Pakistan squad for England series

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed fast-bowler Mohammad Amir will join the Pakistan men’s national cricket team in England following the birth of his second daughter last week.

Furthermore, and on the request of the team management, the PCB has also agreed to send Mohammad Imran, a masseur at the National High Performance Centre, to England.

As part of the process, both Amir and Imran underwent Covid-19 tests on Monday and require two negative tests to be eligible to travel to the United Kingdom. If their first tests return negative, they will be moved to a bio-secure environment in Lahore where their second tests will be conducted on Wednesday, with the expected departures over the weekend.

As soon as Amir will join the squad, reserve wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir will be released from his duties.

The talented pacer, however, has been unable to practice his skills due to the coronavirus lockdown. According to sources, the 28-year-old plans on restarting his bowling practice sessions during the current week.

Amir can be a valuable asset in the limited-overs format for the Men in Green if he is inducted into the squad for the series against England.