Amir not Yet Pardoned: Restrictions Prevail Even in New Zealand

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 09 January 2016 19:18

LAHORE: The much in news Pakistani Fast Bowler Mohammad Amir is to face manifold restrictions from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for upcoming New Zealand tour.

The controversial paceman has got a second life in International cricket after a spot-fixing scandal in England, 2010 – will not be allowed to leave his hotel and meet anyone without the prior permission of the board.

“If Amir wants to meet someone alone, he’d have to inform team management. He will not be allowed to leave the hotel without permission,” sources in PCB said on Saturday.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned three Pakistani players—Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir—for terms of between 5 and 10 years. In November 2011, Butt and Asif were found guilty by a London court on criminal charges relating to spot-fixing. Amir and Majeed had entered guilty pleas on the same charges. All four were given prison sentences, ranging from six months to 32 months.

On 13 March 2015, Amir made his domestic comeback playing for Omar Associates in the grade II patron's trophy. He took a wicket in his first comeback over. On 19 August 2015, Mohammad Amir was declared completely free to play all forms of cricket from September 02, 2015.

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