Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mohammad Amir discharge from Portland Young Offenders Institution

Pakistan fast bowler, Mohammad Amir, has been released from Portland Young Offenders Institution because of his good behavior after serving half of his six-month sentence. He was freed on bail from the young offenders' institution in Weymouth, southwest England.

Before returning to Pakistan, he will spend the next few weeks in London to meet his lawyers to draw up an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the five-year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council.

The 19-year-old fast bowler was banned for minimum five years in February last year while his teammates Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were banned for seven and ten years respectively.

However, both Asif and Butt are still serving their sentence, one year and two and a half years respectively in England.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, the youngster can return to the Pakistan squad if he is considered worthy of being a part of the national team by the selection committee.

He pleaded guilty before the trial at London's Southwark Crown Court last year.

In his career, he has so far played 14 Tests and took 51 wickets before he put his career under uncertainty after being involved in the spot-fixing.