PCB submits Mohammad Amir's British visa application

The facts which might work in Amir's favour is a New Zealand visa which he was granted in January, and the lenient treatment he received from the ICC.

PTI| Last Updated: May 20, 2016, 20:18 PM IST
PCB submits Mohammad Amir's British visa application

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today submitted a British visa application for tainted Mohammad Amir, a spot-fixing convict, with a hope that it will be considered which will allow the left-arm pacer to tour England in July.

Amir was sentenced to six months in an English young offender centre in 2011 after pleading guilty to corruption charges for his role in spot-fixing during the 2010 Lord's Test.

Amir, his then captain Salman Butt and fellow pacer Mohammad Asif, were banned for five years by the ICC but Amir was allowed to return to domestic cricket six months early after he confessed to his offence.

"Amir's visa application was submitted today at (the) UK High Commission in Islamabad. He completed the process of the application," a statement from PCB read.

Having made a successful return to the side, Pakistan are eyeing to unleash Amir as a weapon during the England tour where they play four Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 International.

The facts which might work in Amir's favour is a New Zealand visa which he was granted in January, and the lenient treatment he received from the ICC.