• Convicted Pakistan paceman Amir granted New Zealand visa


    WELLINGTON: Mohammad Amir has been cleared to play in New Zealand this month with officials confirming on Thursday that the Pakistan paceman had been granted a visa despite a conviction for spot-fixing. Amir, who served three months in jail in 2011, had been included in the Pakistan team to play three Twenty20 matches and three one-day internationals subject to clearance from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). INZ area manager Michael Carley told Fairfax Media that a visitor visa had been approve.



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