Amir granted UK visa by British authorities

KARACHI: Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir has been granted visa by the British authorities for the upcoming tour of England, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Thursday.

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The left-arm pacer is set to make a comeback in Test cricket at the Lord’s Cricket Ground after six years of absence, the same venue where he played his last Test.

The cricket board awaits Amir’s travel documents after which the 24-year-old will depart to the British shores on June 18 along with the team .

Amir was named in the 17-man Pakistan squad for the tour of England, subject to visa, and the PCB had made a special request to the England home ministry for leniency in his case.

He made his return to international cricket, after serving a five-year ban for bowling deliberate no-balls, earlier this year in a T20 International in New Zealand.

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