Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) yesterday submitted a British visa application for tainted Mohammad Amir, a spot-fixing convict, with a hope that it will be considered which will allow the left-arm pacer to tour England in July.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir

Amir was sentenced to six months in an English young offender centre in 2011 after pleading guilty to corrupti on charges for his role in spot-fixing during the 2010 Lord's Test.

Amir, his then captain Salman Butt and fellow pacer Mohammad Asif, were banned for five years by the ICC but Amir was allowed to return to domestic cricket six months early after he confessed to his offence.

"Amir's visa application was submitted today at (the) UK High Commission in Islamabad. He completed the process of the application," a statement from PCB read.

Having made a successful return to the side, Pakistan are eyeing to unleash Amir as a weapon during the England tour where they play four Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 International.

The facts which might work in Amir's favour is a New Zealand visa which he was granted in January, and the lenient treatment he received from the ICC.