Mohammad Amir opens up on IPL future after acquiring UK Citizenship

After relocating to the United Kingdom in 2020, Amir has completed the necessary procedures to obtain British citizenship

Mohammad Amir opens up on IPL future after acquiring UK Citizenship PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan pacer, Mohammad Amir, is set obtain British passport in 2024 due to his marriage to Narjis Khan, who is both a British citizen and a lawyer.

In an interview with a local media news channel on Sunday, the 31-year-old discussed his future prospects in cricket, including the possibility of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with his upcoming British passport.

However, he made it clear that he had no intention of playing for England as his loyalty lay with Pakistan, having already represented the country in cricket. 

When asked about the IPL, the former pacer cautiously mentioned the importance of taking things step by step. 

"First, I will not play for England. I have played for Pakistan. Second (talking of IPL), there is one more year to go. What will be the scenario at that time... I always say that I go step by step. We don't know what will happen tomorrow, and I start thinking about playing IPL in 2024," he said.

"When I get my passport ...whatever the best opportunity will be and what I will get...I will avail it," he added.

It is worth noting that Azhar Mahmood is the only Pakistan player who played the Indian Premier League (IPL) being a UK citizen. Looks like Mohammad Amir will be looking to follow his footsteps once he acquires his UK citizenship.