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Mohammad Amir applies for UK visa

Mohammad Amir applies for UK visa
Mohammad Amir will be hoping to play cricket in England again after the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.
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Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir has applied for a visa to travel to the United Kingdom for the upcoming campaign against England in July.

Amir, who was convicted in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal has served a five-year ban and has since successfully returned to international cricket for Pakistan.

However, since Amir was convicted in England, there is a chance that his visa application will be rejected, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are optimistic that the authorities will make a special case for the 24-year-old.

The PCB chairman Shahryar Khan revealed that he has written to the High Commissioner, requesting a special consideration in the case of Amir.

“I have written a letter to the High Commissioner seeking special and sympathetic consideration on Amir’s visa.

“The England and Wales Cricket Board is also assisting and are in touch with their Home department, so we hope for a positive response.”

Prior to Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year, Amir was granted a visa after the cricket boards of both the nations supported his application.

Earlier this week, the legal advisor of the PCB Tafazzul Rizvi said that the final decision of allowing Amir to enter the United Kingdom will lie with the immigration authorities.

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