Mohammad Amir joins Pakistan squad in England
After clearing a second COVID-19 Test following his arrival in the United Kingdom, left arm pacer Mohammad Amir has joined the Pakistan squad in Manchester. The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed the same, that Amir has integrated with rest of the squad after serving his mandatory quarantine period, during which he tested negative twice.
A statement released on Pakistan Cricket Board’s official website read, “Amir left for England from Lahore on 24 July and, as per the UK government’s guidelines, was in isolation for a period of five days during which he was tested twice.”
Amir will be seen in action later next month, in the three-match T20 series against England at Old Trafford, Manchester starting from the 28th of August.
The Pakistan Cricket Board also gave an update on the status of rookie speedster Haris Rauf, who had earlier tested positive, is now clear of the virus and is expected to join the rest of the Pakistan squad in England soon.
“Fast bowler Haris Rauf has cleared his second COVID-19 test and is eligible to join the squad in England. As per the protocols he was tested twice, Monday and Wednesday. He is expected to travel over the weekend. Details of his travel plan will be shared in due course,” Pakistan Cricket Board stated.