Mohammad Amir clears two COVID-19 tests, joins Pakistan squad in England

Amir will join squad in Derby Rauf will leave for England over the weekend PCB statement says. — ICC Twitter  File

Amir will join squad in Derby Rauf will leave for England over the weekend PCB statement says. — ICC Twitter File

PCB confirmed that Amir has joined the rest of the squad after serving his mandatory quarantine period, during which he tested negative twice.

The PCB stated in an announcement on its web site, "Aamir left for England from Lahore on 24 July and lived in isolation for five days as per United Kingdom government guidelines and during this time he was found negative in tests twice". Pakistan's England tour will begin in Manchester from August 5 with a three-Test series.

On Wednesday, PCB stated in one of its releases that the Cricket Board of the country is asking and encouraging the ex-cricketers to come back to the field by seriously taking into consideration the different roles, which includes the match officials in the 2020-21 domestic season.

Amir will be part of a three-match T20 series against England to be played in a bio-secure environment at the Old Trafford, Manchester starting August 28. He said, 'He is expected to leave this weekend. His travel plans will be shared when the time comes.

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Recently, Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said the decision to call-up Amir to join the squad in England was a positive move and there are no ill-feelings with the pacer despite the criticism he received after calling time on his Test career in 2018.

"Not only Amir, but we can also bring in someone else as well".

Wasim, in a PCB podcast, said that he gets asked a lot that why was the PCB going out of its way to facilitate England in these times of crisis.

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