Interim PCB chief wants Mohammad Aamer ban reduced

Mohammad AamerInterim PCB chief Najam Sethi said Monday he’d ask the sport’s governing body to minimize a five-year ban against promising fast bowler Mohammad Aamer for spot fixing.

Mohammad Aamer, regarded as a hot property in international cricket for his pace and guile, was banned with teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in February 2011 by the ICC.

The trio was exposed in a sting operation by now defunct British newspaper News of the World, which saw them promising to bowl planned no-balls in return for money in the 2010 Lord’s Test against England. The 3 and their agent Mazhar Majeed was also locked up in 2011.

Najam Sethi, appointed interim chairman of the PCB on Sunday, said he’d ask the ICC to reduce Mohammad Aamer’s ban at its annual conference in London starting on Tuesday.

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