Mohammad Amir stunned fans last year by announcing his retirement from international cricket. The former Pakistan pacer has been living in the United Kingdom with his family since retiring.
The 29-year-old has participated in multiple T20 leagues over the last few months. Amir, during an interaction with PakPassion.net, was asked if he had any plans of attaining British citizenship and playing in the 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. 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,” Amir replied.
The BCCI does not allow Pakistani players to participate in the IPL. The only time they played in the IPL was during the inaugural season. Barring Azhar Mahmood, no other Pakistan player has managed to bag an IPL contract.
Mahmood had used his British citizenship and registered himslef as an English player. The former all-rounder had featured for the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Though Amir could be an asset to have for any franchise, he, however, has no plans to follow in Azhar Mahmood’s footsteps at the moment. He will now be seen in action during the second phase of PSL 2021, where he will represent the Karachi Kings.
“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,” he added.