PAK vs IRE: Mohsin Naqvi forced to intervene to help Mohammad Amir secure a visa for Ireland

Updated - 09 May 2024, 06:45 PM

Mohammad Amir
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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir grabbed the eyeballs of many when he didn't fly to Ireland with his teammates for the T20I series. The Babar Azam-led side will be playing a three-match series against the Irish team to prepare for the T20 World Cup 2024. 

Mohammad Amir, who was part of the squad, didn't get his visa for Dublin. This made his participation in the series under doubt. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was in touch with Cricket Ireland for the issue and they blamed the host nation for the delay, saying it was their responsibility. 

Amid all the saga related to his visa issues, a source in Pakistan Cricket has revealed that Mohammad Amir has been given a visa to Ireland after he got the clearance. The Pakistan Cricket Board has informed the pacer to board the flight to Ireland. The pacer is potentially flying out to Dublin tonight. Notably, the PCB chairman got involved in this matter, and due to his personal efforts, Amir got the visa.

Mohammad Amir will be missing the first game against Ireland but will be available for the last two games. The reports claimed that Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Moshin Naqvi himself apologized to the fast bowler for the visa delay and looked into the matter personally. 

Pakistan arrived in Dublin on Wednesday (8th May). The first game of the series will be played on 10th May at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground. Mohammad Amir will be against the race for it but is likely to play a crucial role for the team in the last two games against the Ireland National Cricket Team. 

The second T20I will be played on 12th May followed by the last match to be played on 14th May. After that, the Pakistan Cricket Team will be traveling to England for the T20I series. The two teams will be playing against each other in the four-match series from 22nd May to 30th May 

Mohammad Amir recently made a return to the International cricket. He called time on his career in December 2020. However, he reversed his decision and made his comeback in the recently concluded T20I series against the New Zealand National Cricket Team at home. 

Mohammad Amir claimed three wickets in the series against New Zealand. He looked in great rhythm. The series between the two teams ended in a 2-2 draw and it saw the Pakistan Cricket Team receiving a lot of criticism for not winning against the second-string Kiwi team that too at home. 

Pakistan now would be keen to make a comeback and get all the things right ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. They would be eager to win the series against Ireland and England and head into the tournament high on the conference. 

Pakistan's schedule for the Ireland and England series 

Here's the Pakistan schedule for the Ireland and England series 




Time (PST)

Ireland vs Pakistan 1st T20I 

May 10


7:00 pm

Ireland vs Pakistan 2nd T20I 

May 12


7:00 pm

Ireland vs Pakistan 3rd T20I

May 14


7:00 pm

England vs Pakistan 1st T20I 

May 22


10:30 pm

England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I 

May 25


6:30 pm

England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 

May 28


10:30 pm

England vs Pakistan 4th T20I 

May 30

The Oval, London

10:30 pm


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