Mohammad Amir not considered, clarified by Wasim

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Mohammad Amir was not at all an option for the Pakistan national team over last few years. The last time the left-arm pacer played his international match was in 2020 August. It was a T20I against England. However, he declared his retirement a few months later. Henceforth, he made himself unavailable for the selection procedures. Amir however, had insisted at the time that he will think about his availability if PCB considers him.

Amir didn’t return to the squad even after the change in the management. Muhammad Wasim, the PCB chief selector, earlier this week, clarified Amir’s future with PCB.

Wasim cleared the fact that Amir has already “taken retirement” from international cricket. Henceforth, it must be clear that his name is not under consideration.

Mohammad Amir never made himself available in my tenure: Muhammad Wasim

On Pakistan journalist Hafiz Muhammad Imran’s channel, Wasim said,

“My work is to select from players who are available for selection. Unfortunately, Mohammad Amir never made himself available in my tenure. He has taken retirement, so I never talked about him. When he is not available, what can I say. The rest, who are available, we do talk about them and consider them. But there is no such policy.”

Last month, many fans backlashed Mohammad Amir after he tweeted ‘chief selector ki cheap selection’. It was after Pakistan announced their T20 World Cup squad. He tweeted it targeting Muhammad Wasim. It was because Amir wasn’t there in the declared 15-member squad.

Pakistan will be back in action for the T20I tri-series. It will feature New Zealand and Bangladesh including Pakistan. The tri series is set to start from October 7. The Babar Azam-led Pakistan will aim to improve their performances in the middle order. The batters struggled to put up a nice show against England in the seven-match T20I series . Pakistan lost it to England by 3-4.

Pakistan will meet India on 23rd October. That will be their inaugural match in the T20 World Cup hosted by Australia.

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