PCB Urges Visa for Mohammad Amir; Considers Direct Flight to England

 PCB Urges Visa for Mohammad Amir; Considers Direct Flight to England

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is urgently seeking a visa for Mohammad Amir, emphasizing to Cricket Ireland that denying entry to any member of the traveling squad could complicate future bilateral trips.

As a final option, the PCB is considering flying Amir directly to Leeds for the opening match of the upcoming T20 series against England. The PCB has raised Amir’s visa case with Cricket Ireland, reminding them that ensuring timely completion of all travel arrangements is the responsibility of the host Board.

“The refusal of a visa could impact future cricketing relations between the two countries. Visa and other relevant arrangements are the sole responsibility of the host Board. Denying permission to any squad member will complicate matters for future cricketing relations.”

Amir faced challenges in 2010 when he accepted a bounty for spot-fixing in London, resulting in his international cricket ban. However, this visa refusal is not related to his past record or completed ban. Amir has previously played in the inaugural Test against Ireland in 2018, making the current situation perplexing.

“If Cricket Ireland fails to secure a visa for Amir in the next few days, the fast bowler will be directly flown to Leeds for the opening T20 against England on May 22,” a source mentioned.

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