New Delhi: With news of Mohammad Amir possibly getting a British passport due to his marriage to a British citizen, fans have been speculating about his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Pakistani players are currently under suspension but the pass could open doors for Amir.
Amir on IPL
After moving to the UK in 2020, Amir still has a year to get his British passport. Thus, speculations about his possible debut in the IPL have resurfaced. Recently, the former Pakistani fast bowler himself expressed his thoughts on this topic.
“I have one year. I don’t know what the scenario would be. I always move step by step. I don’t know where I will be in a year. Nobody knows the future. If I get the passport, I will definitely use the best possible option, Mohammad Amir told ARY News.
It is worth mentioning that Pakistani players participated in the first season of IPL in 2008. However, due to strained political relations between India and Pakistan, Pakistani players were banned from competing in the T20 tournament.
Mohammad Amir will be receiving his British passport in 2024.
He's likely to participate in the IPL afterwards. pic.twitter.com/YquUmhHv3g
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 4, 2023
No plan to return to international cricket
Mohammad Amir specifically stated that he has no plans to return to international cricket and represent England. “I am not playing in England. I have already played international cricket in Pakistan, whatever I had to play,” said the 31-year-old.
Can Amir return to Pakistan team?
Despite earlier announcing his retirement from international cricket as he was unhappy with the way he was treated by the team management, Mohammad Amir expressed his desire to return to Pakistan.
But conditions in Pakistan cricket have evolved since then and it would be interesting to see if the left-arm seamer would consider returning to the team and making himself available for selection.