Amir explored opportunity to bring IPL doors after British Citizenship

Mohammad Amir, the retired left-armed pacer, has announced his plans for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Amir retired last year, citing mental torture as a key reason why he retired from the international circuit by the new team manager.

He has since limited himself to domestic T20 cricket, playing in the inaugural Lankan Premier League (LPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL), and the inaugural The Hundred and English domestic T20 cricket competitions.

Amir announced that he intends to move to England, where his wife and children already live and hopefully in the near future will obtain UK Citizenship.

“At the moment, I have indefinite leave to live in the United Kingdom. These days I'm enjoying cricket and I expect to play for six or seven years. My kids will grow up and learn in England, so I will spend quite some time there without a doubt. Right now I have not even considered the other prospects and opportunities and how it will work if I get British citizenship in the future," Amir said.

While there is no official IPL policy excluding Pakistani teams, after the first season they were not invited to take part in the tournament. The foreign all-rounder of Pakistan, Azhar Mahmood, was the only Pakistani after the first season to appear in the IPL. Only after he became a British citizen was he eligible.

A retired national team at the age of 28, with 36 testing, 61 ODI, and 50 T20I in an 11-year career, including a five-year spot-fixing ban, is likely to make Amir unlikely to play for Pakistan.