PCB Seeks Legal Advice for Amir Visa – Amir who was recently named in 26-member squad for a conditioning camp and was about to be selected for the first time in five years for Pakistan’s upcoming series with New Zealand, is now facing trouble to get visa for Trip to New Zealand.
Pakistan Cricket Board also applied for England last year which was rejected. Therefore PCB suspects to be weak in this case again.
New Zealand’s immigration authority, on its website, states that “People with criminal convictions or who have provided false or misleading information will not be granted a visa unless a character waiver is granted. In the case of character waivers, each application is considered on its individual merits and taking into account, for example, the seriousness of an offence, number of offences and how long ago the event/s occurred.
Amir has served a five year ban for his role in the spot-fixing scandal of 2010 along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. Amir also served a six month jail.
His five year suspension has been completed last September.
Originally appeared at ESPNCrickinfo.com