PAK vs IRE: Mohammad Amir ruled out of Ireland series; set to join Pakistan team in England - Report

Updated - 09 May 2024, 03:42 PM

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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is uncertain about his availability for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Ireland, scheduled to commence on May 10th in Dublin. Mohammad Amir is reportedly ruled out of the T20I series due to his visa unavailability on time, as per Cricket Pakistan.

The Pakistan team, under the leadership of Babar Azam, departed for Dublin on Tuesday. Amir, a permanent resident of the United Kingdom, didn't leave with the Men in Green for Ireland. The first T20I match is set to be played at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground on Friday, May 10.

Mohammad Amir Ruled Out Of Ireland Series - Report

Mohammad Amir encountered visa problems for the Ireland tour as his initial application was rejected, unlike others whose visas were processed smoothly. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hasn't revealed the reasons for Amir's visa rejection.

The PCB and the Ireland Cricket Board are collaborating to resolve the situation by reapplying for the veteran Pakistan pacer's visa. However, despite their efforts, Amir's has not been issued yet, causing uncertainty about his immediate travel plans.

The PCB is in constant communication with the Ireland Board to assist in Amir's visa approval. However, Amir's departure to Ireland is uncertain, with no clear response yet. There are discussions about him potentially joining the team in England instead, but a final decision is pending and expected soon.

Series Date Venue Time (PST)
Ireland vs Pakistan May 10 Dublin 7:00 pm
  May 12 Dublin 7:00 pm
  May 14 Dublin 7:00 pm
England vs Pakistan May 22 Leeds 10:30 pm
  May 25 Birmingham 6:30 pm
  May 28 Cardiff 10:30 pm
  May 30 The Oval, London 10:30 pm

Pakistan squad for Ireland and England series: Babar Azam (C), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Salman Agha, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan

Mohammad Amir To Play Crucial Role In T20 World Cup 2024

Mohammad Amir retired from international cricket in December 2020. However, he reversed his decision and rejoined the Pakistan team during a T20I series against New Zealand. The left-handed pacer took three wickets as Pakistan drew the series against a second-string New Zealand team.

Pakistan appointed Gary Kirsten for white-ball cricket in preparation for the T20 World Cup. Kirsten will start his tenure during the T20I series against England. Pakistan is placed alongside the USA, India, Ireland, and Canada in Group A for the upcoming ICC tournament in the USA and the West Indies.

Pakistan reached the final but lost to England by five wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the 2022 T20 World Cup. They are among the three teams to reach the knockout stage in the last two T20 World Cups. The Babar Azam-led team will start as favorites to win the title this time.

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