Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Disgraced trio may face resistance for UK visa



Shaharyar Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), disclosed yesterday that the board is in front of confrontation from Australia, England and New Zealand in permitting the embarrassing trio of Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt, and Mohammad Asif to perform for the national side in the imminent trip to England in the summer.

There are some grave inquiries on whether Amir and Butt would be permitted entrance in the UK pursuing their participation in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal with a foremost cricket website, ESPNcricinfo, signifying that the PCB would face complexity in getting the UK visa for the aforementioned players.

When inquired by the media in Lahore if the PCB could obtain visas for Butt, Amir, and Mohammad Asif, then Shaharyar responded by disclosing that “We understand that there is resistance from England, Australia and New Zealand on allowing these three players to feature in tours to these countries. They are ready to forgive Amir but not the other two,”

The Chairman, though, put in that the players would initial have to make their position in the national side prior to any visa pertaining problems are managed. He further continued that “But it’s a matter of getting selected first. We will have to wait to see whether they get selected or not. If they are selected, then we’ll look into this matter to sort it out,”

Butt approached to getting appointed for the World T20 as ex-head coach Waqar Younis desired him rather than Ahmad Shahzad and Khurram Manzoor.

Though Shahid Afridi, the skipper who was robustly in opposition to Butt’s addition in the side, interfered and Shahzad was appointed on the basis of his excellent performances in the lately accomplished Pakistan Super League (PSL).

In the meantime, Shaharyar moreover shared that West Indies have decided to play one day-night Test on their trip to the UAE, whereas he also supported the idea of possessing the sixth team in the second edition of the PSL.

The PCB chief moreover put in that he will before long form a novel cricket committee later than conversations with the Board of Governors.


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- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.