IPL 2021: Pak pacer Mohammad Amir eyes IPL stint after applying for British citizenship- Tainted Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir recently applied for British Citizenship after which he may be eligible to play in the Indian Premier League. However, Amir has expressed that at the moment he is not thinking about playing in IPL.
“At the moment I’ve been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. I’m enjoying my cricket these days and plan to play for another 6 or 7 years so let’s see how things go,” Amir told Pakpassion.net.
“My children will grow up in England and receive their education there so no doubt I will be spending a fair amount of time there,” he further replied.
Alleging ill-treatment from the Pakistan Cricket Board, Amir announced on 17 December 2020 that he will not be available for selection in international cricket anymore. Cricketers from Pakistan are not allowed to play in the IPL due to tense political relations between the two countries. However, Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood was able to participate in the IPL as he was holding British citizenship.
“At the moment, I’ve not really thought about the other possibilities and opportunities available and how things will turn out when I receive British citizenship in the future,” Amir further added.
IPL 2021 Suspended
Meanwhile, The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect. The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind. The BCCI has admitted that it will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.