Muhammad Amir might face visa issues for England tour

Left-arm pacer's admission will be at the discretion of immigration officer dealing with his visa application

Sports Desk April 22, 2016

Pakistan left-arm pacer Muhammad Amir might have to face a few impediments in his visa application before he tours England for a summer clash with the national team.

Amir, one part of the spot-fixing trio which was convicted in 2010 for bowling no-balls intentionally, was sentenced six months in a young offenders’ institute in 2011 after he admitted the offence.

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“His [Amir’s] case will depend on whether his admission into the country would be contrary to the public good,” British immigration lawyers told The Daily Telegraph. “The decision will be at the discretion of the immigration officer dealing with his visa application.”

Amir was slapped with a five-year ban by the International Cricket Council for his involvement in corruption. After completing his ban in September last year, Amir made a comeback into the national side and became an important part of the ODI and T20 sides.

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Earlier, while touring New Zealand for a series in Jaunuary 2016, Amir faced similar visa issues but the immigration officials allowed him to enter the country after Pakistan and New Zealand boards forwarded support to the 24-year-old.

Since his return, Amir has played two ODIs in which he has bagged five wickets. Meanwhile, in 11 T20Is, in which he represented Pakistan in 2016 he accounted for 11 batsmen.

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