Left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir has joined the Pakistan squad in England after he successfully cleared two COVID-19 tests following his arrival in the United Kingdom.
The confirmation came from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday that Amir integrated with the squad after completing his quarantine period during which he tested negative for COVID-19 twice as well.
“Amir left for England from Lahore on 24 July and, as per the UK government’s guidelines, was in isolation for a period of five days during which he was tested twice,” the PCB said in a statement on its website.
Amir, though, won’t be a part of Pakistan’s Test squad as he has already quit playing the format. He will be preparing for the three-match T20I series which is scheduled to be played in a bio-secure environment at Manchester from August 28.
Pakistan’s tour, however, kicks off with the Test series against England on August 5. The PCB also confirmed that Haris Rauf, who had earlier been tested positive, has now cleared the test and will be joining the squad soon.
“Fast bowler Haris Rauf has cleared his second COVID-19 test and is eligible to join the squad in England. As per the protocols he was tested twice – Monday and Wednesday,” the cricket board said.
“He is expected to travel over the weekend. Details of his travel plan will be shared in due course.”