Mohammad Amir cleared to join Pakistan squad in England

Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir

Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Amir has been cleared to join his team in England after he tested negative for the coronavirus. Amir plays only in the shorter formats of the game for Pakistan, given he announced his retirement from Test cricket last year in July. 

The left-arm pacer will be available for Pakistan for the limited-overs series against England next month and since he has tested negative for the second time, he is also eligible to join the team in a few days. 

“The PCB will now be making arrangements to send Amir and masseur, Muhammad Imran to England as soon as possible so that they can join the training camp in Derbyshire,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement. 

It came as a shocker to the former players and national selectors after Amir hanged his boots from the longest format of the game and they also opined that if he is fit, he should reconsider his return in the white jersey ahead of the series against England. 

“He is a very experienced bowler and has done well in English conditions. I think if he is available and willing, he can be considered to play the Test matches which are very important for Pakistan,” Pakistani cricket coach Rashid Latif said.

Currently, Pakistan players are living under the bio-security bubble formed by the ECB and they are also preparing for the series after serving the mandated quarantine of 14 days. 

The Pakistan cricket team had arrived in England on June 28, more than a month before their series against England. The first test between England vs Pakistan will begin from August 5 at the Old Trafford.