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Pakistan paceman Amir granted UK visa after brief delay

Mohammad Amir faced a delay over the issuing of the permit, for reasons which are at present unclear, and did not arrive with his team-mates at Gatwick Airport on Monday.

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Mohammad Amir has received a UK visa

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir will fly out to join his country's tour of England later this week after being granted a visa.

Amir faced a delay over the issuing of the permit, for reasons which are at present unclear, and did not arrive with his team-mates at Gatwick Airport on Monday.

He is expected to now arrive on Wednesday.

The most experienced member of the Pakistani pace attack has previously experienced similar difficulties in obtaining a UK visa.

Amir was convicted of spot-fixing offences during the 2010 tour of England and spent time in UK prison.

He should now be available for Pakistan's warm-up match against Kent at Canterbury, which is due to start on April 28.

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