PCB submits Amir’s British visa application

WEB DESK: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday has submitted the British visa application for spot-fixing convict Mohammad Amir.

Amir was banned from cricket for five years following the spot-fixing scandal in 2010 but returned in 2015 in the Bangladesh Premier League with Chittagong Vikings.

According to local media reports, “Amir’s visa application was submitted today at (the) UK High Commission in Islamabad. He completed the process of the application,” a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) release said.

Amir made his return to international cricket earlier this year during the national side’s tour of New Zealand. The New Zealand immigration authorities considered to withhold his application, however, Amir was granted entry on the request of New Zealand cricket board.

However, PCB is hopeful that he will be granted entry in England with the assistance of English and Wales Cricket Board. After serving his sentence, Amir was not deported, and it is hoped that would play in his favour.

Pakistan’s tour of England begins with the first of four Test matches at Lord’s on July 14, before five ODIs and a one-off T20. – Business Recorder