PCB push for Mohammad Aamir’s early return to domestic cricket


Pakistan’s banned young Cricketer Mohammad Aamir could return to domestic cricket if a draft clause inserted into the international cricket council (ICC) anti-corruption code is approved by the executive board of the sport’s world governing body.

A board official said, “Once the executive body approves the revised anti-corruption code which includes the draft clause than Pakistan cricket board will move an application for allowing Mohammad Aamir to resume training at the national cricket academy and also play some domestic cricket”. He added,” A draft clause has been inserted which can permit a banned player to be involved in domestic cricket prior to the end of his ban period”.

Aamir along with his Captain Salman Butt and fellow pacer Mohammad Asif was banned for a minimum of five years by the anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC in 2011. The three of them were involved in a spot fixing scam during the fourth test match at Lords against England in August 2010 and they were found guilty by the Crown Court in London in 2011. They were sentenced to jail after the allegations on them. Aamir, whose ban technically ends in September, 2015 said he was very thankful to PCB and Sethi for pleading his case with the ICC.

“Whenever I get a chance to resume playing cricket I will try to be a role model for the other players and warn them about the dangers of corruption in cricket, I am already undergoing the full rehabilitation program of the ICC and PCB. I want to cooperate with them in fighting this menace, “he said.

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