Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Amir and Sohail to sit out Pakistan's tour of England

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir.

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir.

Pakistan will be without fast bowler Mohammad Amir and batsman Haris Sohail for their proposed tour of England.

Three-match Test and Twenty20 series between the two teams are due to take place behind closed doors across August and September.

Amir, who retired last year from the longest format, will not travel in order to attend the birth of his second child, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced.

Sohail has also withdrawn due to family reasons.

Pakistan intend to name a 28-player squad for the trip, with a match schedule yet to be confirmed.

West Indies are already in England for the first Tests of their hosts' truncated home season next month.

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