Pakistan are all set to send a 28-member squad for 3 Tests and as many T20Is to be played in August-September in England.
Mohammad Amir was expected to be part of Pakistan T20 squad (Reuters Photo)
- Mohammad Amir has pulled out of England tour anticipating the birth of his 2nd child
- Amir, who was left out of central contracts list, was expected to be part of T20I squad
- Pakistan will play 3 T20Is and as many Tests during their tour of England
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir and top-order batsman Haris Sohail have pulled out of the upcoming tour of England scheduled for August-September, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday.
Pakistan are all set to tour England for 3 Tests and as many T20Is after the historic West Indies’ tour of England in July.
Mohammad Amir will not be part of the touring party due to he is anticipating the birth of his second child while Haris Sohail has cited personal reasons for pulling out from the tour.
Pakistan are all set to send a 28-member squad for the T20I and the Test series.
“Amir has withdrawn so that he can be at the birth of his second child in August, while Haris will miss the tour because of family reasons,” the PCB said in a statement.
“Pakistan will send 28 players and 14 player support personnel for three Tests and three T20Is to be played in August and September. The squad as well as pre-series and series schedule will be announced in due course.”
Notably, Mohammad Amir was left out of the list of players who got central contracts from the PCB for the 2020-21 season. The Champions Trophy-winning pacer was expected to be part of the T20I squad while Sohail was set to be part of both the T20I and the Test squad.
Pakistan, earlier this month, decided against holding a training camp for its contracted players, due to rising cases of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
“Taking into account the Covid-19 outlook in Pakistan in the coming weeks, the operational and logistical matters as well the observation that keeping players in a safe and secure environment would remain a challenge, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided not to hold a training camp of the national men”s team prior to their departure for England,” the PCB had said.