Amir in Pak squad for Test series

sports Updated: Jun 06, 2016 08:45 IST

ISLAMABAD: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was named Sunday in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming four-test series against England. Amir served half of a six-month jail sentence in England after pleading guilty in 2010 to charges of bowling deliberate no-balls at pre-arranged times to fix spot betting markets while playing for Pakistan in a test against England at Lord’s. The International Cricket Council also banned him from all cricket for five years. The ban was shortened by six months in exchange for Amir’s cooperation with the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit. Amir resumed his international career against New Zealand in January. Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said he is hopeful Amir will secure the required UK visa before the team’s planned departure on June 18. Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan, Sohail Khan.

First Published: Jun 06, 2016 08:45 IST