Mohammad Amir named in Pakistan test squad

ISLAMABAD (AP) Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was named Sunday in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming four-test series against England.

Amir served half of a six-month jail sentence in England after pleading guilty in 2010 to charges of bowling deliberate no-balls at pre-arranged times to fix spot betting markets while playing for Pakistan in a test against England at Lord's.

The International Cricket Council also banned him from all cricket for five years. The ban was shortened by six months in exchange for Amir's cooperation with the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit.

Amir resumed his international career against New Zealand in January.

Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said Sunday he does not expect any problems in Amir securing the required UK visa before the team's planned departure on June 18.

Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez, who missed the Pakistan team's two-week physical training camp at an Army college, was also included on the 17-member team after being cleared of knee injury.