Thursday, January 29, 2015

ICC clears Mohammad Amir to play domestic cricket

Mohammad Amir is set to make his early return to Pakistan domestic cricket after being cleared by the ICC seven moths before the end of his five-year ban for spot-fixing. It means that the 22-year-old player has no problem to take part in domestic cricket and he could be picked up in the Pakistan squad to play in the Test and ODI series against England in the UAE in October. However, his inclusion in the national squad will depend on his performance in the domestic arena.
The left-arm fast bowler was sent to jail and suspended from cricket after being found guilty in the spot-fixing scandal along with his teammates- former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, and Mohammad Asif, but Amir has been shown more compassion than his other colleagues. His release was granted by Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, who believed that the player had shown repentance.

However, Mohammad Amir is still young and fit enough to make his return to international game as soon as possible.