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Fast bowler Amir to join Pakistan squad in England

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who had initially pulled out of the England tour following the birth of his second daughter, will join the Pakistan squad.
According to a statement by PCB, the white-ball specialist and masseur Mohammad Imran underwent coronavirus tests on Monday and they must register two negative results before they can join the team in England.
“If their first tests return negative, they will be stirred to a bio-secure environment in Lahore where their second tests will be carried out on Wednesday, with the expected departures over the weekend,” the statement added. All-rounder Khushdil Shah will miss the first Test against England with a fractured thumb, the board said on Sunday.

Khushdil has been ruled out for up to three weeks after injuring his left thumb while batting during Saturday’s training session in Derby.
Teammate Abid Ali also survived a scare after being struck on the helmet while fielding at forwarding short-leg during an intra-squad match on Sunday.
The three-Test series begins in Manchester on August 5, with the last two matches scheduled in Southampton. Beginning on Aug 28, Pakistan will also play three Twenty20 Internationals against England with Manchester hosting all the matches.
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