Mohammad Amir to join Pakistan side in England, Shoaib Malik’s departure delayed

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Derby, July 20: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that pacer Mohammad Amir would be joining rest of the Pakistan squad in England after pacer made himself available following the birth of his second daughter last week.

PCB on the request of the team management, has also agreed to send Mohammad Imran, a masseur at the National High Performance Centre, to England.

As part of the process, both Amir and Imran underwent Covid-19 tests on Monday and require two negative tests to be eligible to travel to the United Kingdom. If their first tests return negative, they will be moved to a bio-secure environment in Lahore where their second tests will be conducted on Wednesday, with the expected departures over the weekend, PCB statement reads.

As soon as Amir will join the squad, reserve wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir will be released from his duties.

In the same statement PCB has said that the departure of Shoaib Malik to England has been delayed until the second week of August after India extended the ban on international flights until 31 July, which, in turn, has delayed a planned family reunion.

When Shoaib Malik will join the squad for the T20I series, which starts on 28 August in Manchester, the team management will release a player, statement added.

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