Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKPakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket last week and said he wants to focus on white-ball cricket. advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 11:37 IST Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir is planning to settle down in the UK (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammad Amir is planning to obtain a British passport, according to PTIAmir has been married to a British national Nargis Malik since September, 2016Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket at 27Left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who quit Test cricket recently, is planning to obtain a British passport and settle down in the United Kingdom, a source said.Amir has been married to a British national, Nargis Malik since September, 2016 and is eligible for a spouse visa, which allows him to stay in England for 30 months.”He is clearly planning to obtain a British passport and permanently settle down in England in future,” a well-informed source said.”With a spouse visa he can work freely and enjoy other benefits as a permanent resident of UK which is why he is planning to also purchase a house in England,” the source added.Amir, 27, has plenty of cricket left and the news about his plans to settle down in the UK came as a surprise for his fans.The source said Amir is eligible for the spouse visa despite spending some time in a juvenile jail for a few months during the spot-fixing scandal in 2010-2011.”He travels to England regularly and also plays county cricket since last year. So, there are no hurdles for him now.”Amir announced his retirement from the longest format on Friday having played 36 Tests in his chequered career that saw him being banned for spot-fixing.Amir’s decision, however, to didn’t go down well with Pakistani pace stalwarts, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.Former captain Rameez Raja too was not impressed by Amir’s decision.Akram and Akhtar, in particular, hit out at Amir for retiring from Test cricket, noting that Pakistan had invested a lot in him and now was the time for the pacer to pay back to the country.advertisement”I am disappointed and sad at his decision at this time. At 27 years of age he is at his peak and should been available for Pakistan in Test cricket,” Akhtar said.He said unfortunately the modern day pacers were only interested in playing T20 cricket and even avoided 50-overs cricket.”I fear we might also see others like Hassan Ali and Wahab Riaz follow Amir in quitting test cricket.”Akram said he was surprised by Aamir’s decision as Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game and a cricketer attains greatness only by proving his worth in the longest format.Amir’s teammates have also been taken aback by his decision to quit Test cricket.Also Read | Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement at 27 leaves Shoaib Akhtar thoroughly disappointedAlso Read | Virat Kohli picks MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant in kabaddi team of India cricketersAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mohammad AmirFollow Pakistan cricket team
Some Tim Hortons franchisees have responded to Ontario’s new minimum wage by clawing back employee benefits, sparking backlash from their parent company and Premier Kathleen Wynne, as well as some concerned consumers who are participating in a boycott of the coffee-and-doughnut chain.Here’s a look at the numbers behind the controversial measures that have some of the franchisees and the parent company playing the blame game:$2.40: The jump in minimum wage in Ontario for most employees starting Jan. 1. It is set to go up another $1 at the start of 2019.$243,889.10: How much the increase will cost the average Tim Hortons franchisee, according to the Great White North Franchisee Association, a group representing about half of the country’s Tim Hortons franchisees.The calculation assumes every employee’s hourly wage is boosted by $3.35, which includes the $2.40 minimum wage hike and factors in additional costs from other changes to the province’s employment and labour laws, like increased vacation pay.Tim Hortons regulars launch #NoTimmiesTuesday over minimum wage response‘Reckless’: Tim Hortons blasts franchisees’ cuts to paid breaks and benefits‘We are offended’: Franchisees blast Ontario premier for unfairly targeting Tim Hortons’ founding familiesThis figure would vary depending on the mix of full- and part-time employees at a particular store, said a GWNFA spokeswoman in an email.The association does not yet have a projection for what the average franchisee will lose a year when Ontario’s minimum wage rises to $15 an hour in 2019.$6,968.26: How much more each full-time employee who works 40 hours a week will cost a Tim Hortons franchisee every year, according to the GWNFA.10 cents: How much the parent company of Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International, raised the price of a cup of coffee by on average at its Canadian locations in 2014. At the time, it also boosted the price of breakfast sandwiches by a dime in all provinces except Ontario.Since then, it has only raised the price of menu items infrequently. Most recently, on Aug. 2, 2017, some restaurants in select markets increased prices for some hot beverages and breakfast menu items, Tim Hortons said at the time.The GWNFA said some of its franchisee members have been left with no alternative buy to implement cost-saving measures, like cutting some employee benefits, to survive as RBI has not helped them by raising menu prices or taking other measures.Tim Hortons said it’s committed to helping franchisees work through the employment law changes.10 cents is also how much a cup of coffee cost when the chain was founded in 1964. At the time, a doughnut also cost a dime.$1.5 million: The required net worth of anyone applying to purchase a Tim Hortons franchise, according to the company’s website. Applicants must have an additional $500,000 in liquid assets to qualify.4,613 restaurants: The number of Tim Hortons locations as of Dec. 31, 2016, according to the company’s most recent annual report. Only 29 of these were owned by the company, while 4,584 were franchised.The company says roughly 82.4 per cent, or 3,801 are in Canada, but does not provide a provincial breakdown.