Amir leaves for England to join Pakistan cricket team on Friday morning

By: News Desk
Published: 10:13 PM, 23 Jul, 2020
Amir leaves for England to join Pakistan cricket team on Friday morning
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Fast bowler Mohammad Amir and masseur Mohammad Imran will travel to England on Friday morning after their second Covid-19 tests returned negative, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced Thursday.

Earlier, Amir cleared his second Covid-19 test and now will join the national team in England for the upcoming Test and T20I series

Pakistan cricket team will be playing three-match Test series in Manchester’s Old Trafford from August 5 against England.

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

Amir, who earlier withdrew from the series due to the expected birth of his second child, has been included after Haris Rauf’s coronavirus test returned positive for sixth time.

Chief selector and head coach Misbahul Haq had contacted Amir and after taking his consent he has decided to include Amir in the team.

A few days ago, Amir became the father of a baby girl and is now available to join the squad in England.

Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis had said that Amir was very much part of Pakistan’s white ball cricket and his presence would give them a chance to further evaluate the bowler and would also increase the competition among the bowlers that would increase the quality of the Pakistan bowling line-up.