Pakistan vs West Indies: Mohammad Amir pulls out of ODI series to visit ailing mother

Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Amir quit Pakistan's one-day series against the West Indies and flew home today after his mother was taken seriously ill, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.

File photo of Mohammad Amir. AFP

File photo of Mohammad Amir. AFP

The 24-year-old left for Lahore and will miss the third and final one-day international against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

"The team management has allowed Amir to return home to attend to his mother who is seriously ill," the PCB said in a statement.

Amir took a total of two wickets in the first two one-day internationals in Sharjah which Pakistan won by 111 and 59 runs respectively.

But he is expected to return for the first of three Tests in Dubai, which will be played under lights with a pink ball, starting from 13 October.

Pakistan also have fast bowlers Rahat Ali and Sohail Khan in the squad, one of whom is likely to take Amir's place on Wednesday.

Pakistan whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in the Twenty20 series which preceded the one-day internationals.

Published Date: Oct 04, 2016 04:16 pm | Updated Date: Oct 04, 2016 04:16 pm

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