LAHORE: While paceman Mohammad Amir has been inducted into the Pakistan squad for the England tour after paceman Haris Rauf’s latest Covid-19 test came in positive on Sunday, the availability of all-rounder Shoaib Malik for the three Twenty20 Internationals is shrouded in doubt.
Chief selector-cum-head coach Misbah-ul-Haq contacted Amir — from Derby where Pakistan are currently playing a four-day intra-squad match — on Sunday and after getting his consent he requested the PCB to begin process for Amir’s departure to England.
The PCB conducted Covid-19 test of Amir on Monday along with that of masseur Mohammad Imran. And if their initial tests are negative, they will then appear for a second test on Wednesday. And if the duo clear the tests their departure is possible later this week.
Amir was not named in the originally announced 29-member squad because his wife was expected their second child in July. After being blessed with another baby girl, Amir has made himself available for the tour.