Mohammad Amir hopes for earlier return to cricket

Banned Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir Sunday said he expected to return to the game before a five-year ban ends next year if the world cricket body amends its anti-corruption code. Mohammad Amir’s spot-fixing ban ends in September 2015, but PCB authorities have applied for it to be relaxed, with the issue likely to be finalized in October.

Mohammad Amir

“It’s a lengthy wait and I am counting every day with my fingers crossed,” 22-year-old Amir told AFP. He was found guilty of spot-fixing during a Test at Lord’s in 2010 with 2 teammates, spent 3 months in a British prison and was banned in 2011 from the game by the ICC.

“I can’t say anything before October, whether I am able to return to international cricket or be able to play in domestic matches, its all up to the ICC,” said banned fast bowler. Mohammad Amir said the PCB’s taking up his case with the ICC had raised his spirits.

Mohammad Amir became the youngest cricketer ever to take 50 Test wickets and guided Pakistan to a 1-1 series draw against Australia when the 2 sides played in England in June 2010.

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