The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that Mohammed Amir will join the Pakistan squad in England. The left-arm fast bowler had initially decided not to fly with the squad due to the birth of his second child. Since his daughter was born last week, Amir conveyed to the PCB that he’s ready to join the squad.
The PCB will also send Mohammad Imran, a masseur at the National High-Performance Centre, to England upon a request from the team management. Now both individuals underwent COVID-19 tests earlier today. If the tests return negative then both Amir and Imran will be shifted to a bio-secure facility in Lahore. It is expected that both of them will fly to England later this week.
Mohammad Amir to join squad in England
On the other hand, Shoaib Malik, who was going to join the Pakistan squad after meeting his family in India, will have to further wait as India have extended the lockdown on international flights until 31st July.
The PCB also said that Rohail Nazir will be released from the squad once Mohammed Amir joins them in England. They will further release another player once Shoaib Malik joins the squad in England
“When Malik will join the squad for the T20I series, which starts on August 28 in Manchester, the team management will release a player,” said the PCB.
Meanwhile, the scheduled Pakistan-England series will begin on August 5 after the conclusion of the England vs West Indies. The touring side will play three T20s and three Tests during the period. The First test will be played at Old Trafford whereas the remaining two tests will be played at Ages Bowl, Southampton. The Three T20s will take place at a single venue in Old Trafford.