Amir Set For Essex Eagles Return


Essex Cricket can today confirm that Mohammad Amir is now in receipt of his UK Sporting Visa, which will allow him to play against Hampshire at Chelmsford this coming Thursday.

Anthony McGrath, Head Coach at Essex Cricket said: “I am thrilled that this has now been completed and that Mohammad can concentrate on the match ahead with us.

“He will give us the extra dimension as a left-armer in our bowling unit, swinging the ball into the right-handed batsman, as well as that control in the powerplay and variations in the death overs.”

Derek Bowden, Chief Executive at Essex Cricket wanted to reiterate and reassure fans that all of the correct procedures had been followed, saying: “This was very much an unforeseen circumstance.

“The Club have done everything within their power to support and complete the process undertaken by the player and his agent in a timely fashion.

“It is unfortunate that Mohammad missed two matches that he was hoping to play, but now we are pleased that we can focus on the Vitality Blast and plotting our way to Edgbaston.”

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