Mohammad Amir, the former Pakistan pacer, who currently resides in the United Kingdom (UK) and is a year away from acquiring a British passport, has sparked speculation among fans regarding his potential debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Players from Pakistan are currently not permitted to participate in the lucrative league, but Amir’s British passport could change the situation.
Amir’s Move to the UK and Marriage
Amir had relocated to the UK in 2020 and is married to Narjis Khan, a British citizen and lawyer since 2016. His connection to the UK through marriage could potentially open doors for him to play in the IPL.
Amir’s Views on IPL Debut
The 31-year-old former fast bowler shared his views on the matter, stating that he has one year until he obtains the British passport. He emphasized taking things one step at a time and uncertain about his future. Amir stated that once he acquires the passport, he will seize the best opportunity available, indicating his interest in participating in the IPL.
The History of Pakistan Players in the IPL
While Pakistan players participated in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, the political tensions between India and Pakistan led to a ban on Pakistani players from subsequent editions of the T20 competition.
Amir’s Stand on International Cricket
Amir made it clear that he has no intention of returning to international cricket and representing England. He reiterated his commitment to Pakistan, having already played international cricket for the country. However, he expressed his desire to return to play for Pakistan, having previously retired from international cricket due to issues with the team management.
As Amir’s eligibility for the British passport approaches, the cricketing world eagerly awaits whether he will seize the opportunity to play in the IPL. His potential inclusion could add an exciting element to the league and open new possibilities for Pakistani players in the future.
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