LAHORE: Mohammad Amir who was banned by ICC over spot-fixing for 5 years, has granted visa for New Zealand tour to play T20 and ODI series.
Immigration officer Micheal Carley said in a statement, “Immigration New Zealand (INZ) can confirm that a visitor visa has been approved for Mohammad Amir to travel as part of the Pakistan Cricket Team set to tour New Zealand this month.”
After Mohammad Amir completed ban time in September last year of five year,e his name was included in the training camp for New Zealand tour.
Earlier, the chief selector was speaking to media when he disclosed that Amir was almost selected and that the issues related to his visa were sorted out.
“We have been given the clearance to select Amir for the New Zealand tour,” said Haroon, adding: “Unfortunately though, we aren’t yet sure about his visa due to the ongoing Christmas and New Year vacations. If the travel arrangements are made in time, we are likely to select him.”
Earlier, the cricketing board sought legal counsel on Amir’s travel arrangements because a convicted person isn’t permitted to travel to New Zealand under normal circumstances. In this regard, the board’s lawyers are processing relevant documents to make sure that the cricketer gets a visa to plunge in action against the Kiwis in their home grounds.