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Amir cleared for a stint with Essex

Amir cleared for a stint with Essex

Pakistan’s premier left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has been finding it hard lately to make it past the visa hurdles stopping him from participating in the Vitality Blast for Essex, despite being signed up by the franchise. The hold-up has caused Amir to miss out on two games he was expected to be a part of, creating a lot of distress for the club.

The new development, nevertheless, is positive for the 27-year-old as his application for the UK sporting visa has finally been approved. 

Essex Cricket chairman, John Faragher had said that his club was in close contact with the Home Office regarding this issue.

Amir will thus most probably in action soon against Hampshire. He recently announced his retirement from Test cricket in a bid to prolong his career in the limited-overs formats, sending shockwaves in the cricket fraternity and the media.