Mohammad Amir will now be available to join the Pakistan tour of England as a replacement for Haris Rauf.
Originally, Mohammad Amir has withdrawn himself from the series due to some personal reasons. However, due to several players testing positive for COVID-19, the Pakistan team needed some replacements. With that, Amir has declared his availability to replace Haris Rauf in the squad after Rauf had tested positive for the virus again.
The reason behind Amir’s prior cancellation was to join his wife as she gives birth to their second child. To date, their daughter has already been delivered four days ago, thus making Amir free to play for their team once more. With that, he has already undergone a COVID-19 test and had tested negative. Still, he needs to have one more negative test result as a part of the team’s bio-secure protocols.
As per Pakistan Cricket Board’s media release, ‘As part of the process, both Amir and Mohammad Imran (Masseur at the National High Performance Centre) underwent Covid-19 tests on Monday and require two negative tests to be eligible to travel to the United Kingdom. If their first tests return negative, they will be moved to a bio-secure environment in Lahore where their second tests will be conducted on Wednesday, with the expected departures over the weekend’.
Meanwhile, Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq also described Amir to be a very experienced bowler. He also said that bringing back Amir to the team will definitely improve the squad’s strengths.
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